Robbers Tie Up Father and Son, Ransack House: Police

Authorities said it appeared to be a random attack.

Police are looking for six armed robbers they said tied up a Long Island man and his father, then ransacked their home early Thursday.

Authorities said that the 22-year-old man was walking into his home on Beechwood Avenue in Roosevelt when a gunman approached and led him into the home.

Once he got inside, authorities said the man found his 51-year-old father on the ground, along with several other robbers. They demanded money from the father and son and tied the pair up when they said they didn’t have any cash.

They then tossed the pair in a basement closet, ransacked the home and left. Authorities said they only made off with a cellphone, some jewelry and a debit card.

The father and son were able to get out of their binds and called police.

Authorities said the robbery appears to be random in nature, which is putting members of the neighborhood on edge.

Russell James said after hearing about the crime he drove to his 79-year-old mother's home to check on her.

"You have a lot of people wondering if it's safe for them to come out of their houses," he said. 

Anyone with information on the robbers should call the Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

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