MORRIS HEIGHTS, BRONX (WPIX)—It's the one place you should be able to feel safe, in your own home, but a recent violent home invasion is rocking the feeling of security in a relatively new apartment building in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx.
Cops say it was 2 p.m. Sunday, September 25th, when three men broke into an apartment at 1705 Andrews Avenue. Surveillance video captured their images walking into the building's lobby.
Police say the three thieves busted in on a man, and two kids, ages 6 and 10. The man who lived there suffered minor injuries trying to stop them from entering.
Once inside, they showed their gun, forced the victims into a back bedroom and tied them up. Then, police say the three robbed the place, taking cash, jewelry, and cell phones.
Police describe the suspects as follows:
Suspect #1: M/H/30's, 5'11" - 6' tall, dark complexion, medium to large build. Wearing: black baseball cap, black t-shirt, dark jeans.
Suspect #2: M/H/30-40 yrs, 5'10" - 6' tall, medium build, distinctively large ears. Wearing: tan baseball cap, baby blue t-shirt, dark blue jeans.
Suspect #3: M/H/early 20's, 5'6" - 5'8" tall, light complexion, thin build, black hair slicked back, goatee. Wearing: black t-shirt, faded blue jeans.
Anyone with any information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
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