NEWS: Crooks posing as delivery workers net $70K in NYC home invasion
Two armed crooks posing as delivery workers broke into a Queens home and duct-taped two young residents before making off with $70,000 in loot – including a Rolex watch, police said this week.
The brazen home invasion robbery took place at around 9:20 p.m. on Nov. 8 when the duo rang the victims’ doorbell at 43rd Avenue and Crescent Street in Hunters Point and pretended they were there to make a delivery, authorities said.
When a 22-year-old woman and 25-year-old man opened the door, the thieves pushed their way inside, flashed a gun and duct-taped both victims’ mouths, arms and legs, police said.
They then snatched up about $70,000 worth of items, including a Rolex watch, and cash, authorities said.
The victims did not report any physical injuries, cops said.
The robbers ran off and had not been caught by Thursday.
The NYPD released photos late Wednesday of the wanted pair wearing white face masks and black winter jackets, one of them wheeling a suitcase.