THE BRONX, N.Y. (PIX11) – A family in the Bronx is shaken up after several men forced their way into their apartment and held a 5-year-old at gunpoint, police said on Saturday.
The harrowing home invasion happened around 8 a.m. on Wednesday near Gates Place and West Gun Hill Road. The NYPD released a surveillance video of the suspects, who they said waited outside the 30-year-old mother’s door until it was eventually opened.
The group then forced their way inside, pointed a gun at the boy, and threatened to shoot him unless she gave them money, according to the NYPD. The suspects also pistol-whipped the woman’s 58-year-old mother before pushing the 30-year-old woman into a back bedroom and removing $40,000 from as safe, authorities said.
Two of the suspects took off in a gray sedan and the third drove off in a dark blue SUV, according to the NYPD.
The 30-year-old victim and her son were not physically injured, police said. The grandmother suffered a minor injury and refused medical attention at the scene, police said.
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