Police said they are searching for several individuals wanted in connection with a robbery pattern within the confines of the 105th and 113th precincts.
During the first incident, a 19-year-old man was walking near 241st Street and 149th Avenue in Rosedale around 3:30 a.m. on March 20 when he was approached by an unknown man wearing a black mask who brandished a silver firearm. The suspect hit the victim in the mouth and forced him inside a black van, where there were additional men.
Once inside the van, the suspects forced the victim to give them the security code to his residence. The individuals then entered the residence, tied up a 15-year-old boy, 59-year-old man and 48-year-old woman. The suspects demanded money and fled the location with approximately $54,000 worth of money, jewelry, shoes, credit cards and luxury handbags, police said.
The 19-year-old was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he was treated for injuries. The other three victims were not harmed.
A second incident took place around 6:30 a.m. on March 25. A 33-year-old man was walking to his vehicle near the corner of 140th Avenue and 169th Street in Jamaica when he was approached by three men who were brandishing firearms, police said.
The victim attempted to run, but was detained by the individuals and forced into a dark colored van. Inside the van, the suspects demanded money and began to assault the victim. The individuals then took the victim’s wallet and dropped him off at 166th Street and 144th Drive in Jamaica. The suspects fled the location in an unknown direction and the victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital.
A woman caught on a surveillance video was seen using the bank card of the victim from the first incident at a Wal-Mart in Nassau County, police said. The suspects have been described as four to six men with Jamaican accents.