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Gunmen Ambush Mother, Kids, Pistol-Whip Man Inside Harlem Apartment: NYPD

Two armed men ambushed a mother and her two young children as they walked out of their apartment in Harlem Monday, pushed their way into the home and pistol-whipped a man inside, police say. 

The 29-year-old, her 9-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter were walking out of their apartment in the area of 7th Avenue and West 111th Street just after 7 a.m. Monday when they were ambushed, police said. 

The men, who appeared to be in their 40s, showed a gun and forced their way inside. The woman screamed, alerting a man who was sleeping inside, police said. 

The 33-year-old man struggled with the attackers, who pistol-whipped him, then ran away, according to police.

The suspects are both described as being in their 40s, about 5 feet 10 inches and 220 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. 

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