81-year-old man tied up, robbed at gunpoint in Queens home invasion

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

JAMAICA HILLS, Queens (WABC) -- Police are searching for suspects after they say an 81-year-old man was tied up and robbed at gunpoint during a home invasion in Queens.

Authorities say two suspects jumped the man as he returned to his Jamaica Hills home from work Friday night. One of them reportedly put a gun to his back, pushed him to the living room and ordered him to be quiet, while the second person is said to have tied his hands and ankles with zip ties.

The suspects proceeded to ransack his home, according to police, making off with the man's wallet, $3,000 in watches, a television and other electronics, checks in his name, credit cards and $800 in cash.

In all, the suspects allegedly stole $4,300 worth of goods.

There is no indication the men knew their victim.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).