5 Armed Suspects Tie Up, Rob Driver in Long Island Carjacking

The suspects dumped the bound victim in a backyard in a neighboring town and stole his car

Friday, May 24, 2013  |  Updated 11:45 AM EDT
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5 Armed Suspects Tie Up, Rob Driver in LI Carjacking

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Five armed suspects accosted a driver as he stopped at a Long Island traffic light early Thursday, hitting him in the head with a gun before robbing him and stuffing him in the trunk of his Mercedes sedan, authorities said.

Police said the suspects drove around with the 35-year-old victim in the trunk for a brief time after the carjacking on North Long Beach Avenue in Freeport.

Then they stopped the car, tied up the victim's hands and feet, put Duct tape over his mouth and dumped him in the backyard of a home on Jefferson Avenue in Lakeview.

The victim managed to free himself and walked to a friend's home. He was taken to the hospital with a laceration to the head where he was hit with the gun. 

The suspects are described as being between the ages of 18 and 20. All were wearing hooded sweatshirts during the carjacking. 

Police ask anyone with information to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at (800)-244-TIPS.

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