Helmet-wearing armed bandits invade a Bayside home, tie up workers and steal cash

Photos courtesy of NYPD

Police need your help in finding three armed bandits who smashed their way into a Bayside home, tied up two workers and stole their cash and cellphones.

Law enforcement sources said the robbery occurred at 1:25 p.m. on June 6 at a home on 214th Place. Surveillance camera video that the NYPD released on June 9 shows the three crooks riding up to the scene on a single motorcycle.

Moments later, authorities said, the suspects approached the front door of the home and, using a hammer, smashed through the glass. They then proceeded inside and confronted two male workers, ages 49 and 53, displayed a gun and demanded their property.

The bandits tied up the men, then removed $1,000 in cash and a cellphone, and fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Officers from the 111th Precinct responded to the incident. Both victims were brought to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Police did not provide a description of the suspects, each of whom wore motorcycle helmets and hooded sweatshirts to conceal their identities.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects’ whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit the Crime Stoppers website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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