Suspects Tied Up, Robbed Victims in Manhattan Apartment: NYPD

The men allegedly pushed their way into the Kips Bay apartment and tied up a 33-year-old woman and 14-year-old girl

By Lori Bordonaro
|  Sunday, Dec 29, 2013  |  Updated 9:55 PM EDT
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Police are looking for three men who forced their way into a Manhattan apartment Thursday and tied up a woman and her teen sister before stealing computers, phones and money. Lori Bordonaro reports.

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Police are looking for three men who forced their way into a Manhattan apartment Thursday and tied up a woman and her teen sister before stealing computers, phones and money. Lori Bordonaro reports.

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Police are looking for three men who forced their way into a Manhattan apartment Thursday and tied up a woman and her teen sister before stealing computers, phones and money.

The men allegedly pushed their way into the Kips Bay apartment in a public housing building at around 7 p.m. and tied up a 33-year-old woman and her 14-year-old sister with electrical cords in the living room, officials said. The robbers said they were looking for a man who was not home at the time.

The suspects then stole an Xbox, two iPhones, two laptops and $460 before fleeing, police said.

Residents of the East 28th Street building said word of the robbery had left them frightened.

"It's not safe even with the security they put in here in the past few years," said Irma Acevedo.

Acevedo and others who live in the building said security guards are on duty every night. A note posted outside says visitors need to be buzzed in, though residents said that rarely happens.

"I am scared, I was scared this morning to get my Sunday newspaper," said Melanie Aucello. "I have children, there are babies, disabled people, and it's getting worse."

Authorities have released the image of the suspects shown above and are asking anyone with information about them to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). 

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