Home invaders in the Bronx threatened to shoot a boy and pistol-whip a grandmother before fleeing with a $40,000 safe, according to police.
The terrifying home invasion took place at 8 a.m. Wednesday inside an apartment near Gates Place and West Gun Hill Road, according to authorities.
According to investigators, the three robbers waited outside the 30-year-old woman’s apartment until the door was eventually opened.
The menacing three then rushed the house, pointing a gun at the woman’s 5-year-old kid and threatening to shoot him unless she handed them money, according to authorities.
The armed bandits pistol-whipped the victim’s 58-year-old mother and forced the 30-year-old woman into a back bedroom where there was a safe stuffed with $40,000 cash, authorities said. Police would not speculate on the cash.
The trio stole the safe, with two of the three robbers speeding off with it in a gray sedan; the third thief drove off in a dark blue SUV, police said.
The 30-year-old woman and her 5-year-old son were unharmed. According to authorities, the 58-year-old woman refused medical attention.
One of the thieves was last seen wearing a black face mask, a gray hoodie with a Nike emblem on the front, dark colored leggings, and white sneakers.
According to investigators, a second suspect was last seen wearing a black face mask, a black hooded sweatshirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and white gloves.
According to investigators, those two stole the safe in the gray vehicle. According to the NYPD, the third suspect was last seen wearing a black face mask, a black hooded sweatshirt, blue pants, black sneakers, and white gloves.