Bandits terrorize Washington Heights residents

August 5, 2010 6:06:43 PM PDT
The hunt is on for a pair of brazen bandits who terrorized residents in Washington Heights.

Police say the two men followed a 39-year-old woman to her apartment near West 178 Street and Pinehurst Avenue around 12:30 on the morning of Sunday, July 18.

They showed a gun and demanded that she open the door.

Once inside, the thugs ordered everyone into the living room, tied them together, and then demanded cash and jewelry.

The first suspect was described as a Hispanic man, 30-35, approx. 5'7" to 6' tall,180 to 210 lbs, wearing a white polo shirt and dark pants.

The second suspect was described as a Hispanic man, 25-30, approx. 5'05" to 5'07",160 lbs, wearing dark shirt.

Police released video of the two men.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.