Two men, aged 59 and 62, were robbed in their homes in St. Albans, Queens by three men. One of the victims had to have his thumb re-attatched, and had to get 100 stitiches to his face and hands.
The first man was carrying his groceries into his basement apartment, when he was greeted by a stranger in the room. The victim was confused and asked the stranger if he was possibly looking for someone else.
That is when a second man showed up, forcing the victim into the apartment, demanding that he get “money and dope”
The 59 year old man lost his cell phone in the struggle. He was then tied up, but managed to free himself and obtain to gun of the home invaders. That is when his hands, face and thumb were slashed with a meat cleaver.
The victim tried to escape, making his way upstairs, and his luck once again turned sour, as he was met by a third robber. This third robber was armed with knives. The man managed to escape this zany and dangerous situation and alerted the authorities, but the robbers fled the scene.
A neighboring 62-yea old also had his apartment broken into, but he managed to get away without sustaining any injuries.
Two men, ages 59 and 62, were robbed in their St. Albans, Queens home by three men April 23, WPIX reported. The 59-year-old victim was carrying groceries into his basement apartment at 116th Road by Farmers Blvd. in St. Albans around 1:30 p.m., when he found a stranger in the room.
The man took out a pair of gloves, while the victim asked him what he was doing there and if he was looking for another man who lives in the house, police sources said. A second man with a firearm then appeared and forced the victim into the apartment at gunpoint, demanding “money and dope,” the New York Daily News reported.
One of the men took the victim’s cell phone and started tying him up, but the victim broke free and managed to take his attacker’s gun, police sources said. Police said while the 59-year-old victim was trying to escape, one of the robbers slashed his face, hands, and thumb with a meat cleaver.
The victim ran upstairs, where he was confronted by the third robber, who was wielding knives, before he escaped from the home and flagged down a neighbor who called 911. The 62-year-old neighbor’s apartment was also broken into, but he was able to escape without any apparent injuries, CBS New York reported. The robbers then fled the house.
The 59-year-old victim was taken to a hospital, where he received 100 stitches to his face and hands and had his thumb re-attached. The suspects are still at large.