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Cops collar four alleged Ridgewood home invaders

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Police busted four Brooklyn men late Monday night who allegedly invaded a Ridgewood apartment in search of loot, according to the 104th Precinct.

Authorities said the trouble began at about 11:45 p.m. inside an apartment house on Gates Avenue between Grandview and Fairview avenues.

Reportedly, a 43-year-old man was at home with his family when the four suspects suddenly entered the apartment through a rear window from the fire escape.

The perpetrators — identified by police as Randall Williams, 24, and Rodney Smalls, 25, both of Bradford Street; Arturo Calcano, 23, of Knickerbocker Avenue; and Joseph Goyco, 22, of Lexington Avenue — displayed firearms and demanded cash and other property.

Law enforcement sources said the 43-year-old male victim and other residents then engaged in a physical struggle with the suspects. One of the residents reportedly managed to escape the apartment during the scuffle and called 911.

Seconds later, police noted, the suspects fled out of the apartment through the fire escape. Reportedly, they got away with the victim’s iPhone 5 and a watch.

Officers from the 104th Precinct rushed to the location and conducted a search of the surrounding area, during which all four suspects were apprehended. Two of the perpetrators were reportedly found inside a livery cab at the corner of Palmetto Street and Grandview Avenue.

Police recovered three firearms, a knife and the stolen loot from the suspects. Each was charged with multiple counts of robbery, authorities said.

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