Two thieves barged into an East Harlem man’s apartment, where they tied him up and robbed him at gunpoint, police said Thursday.
The 26-year-old victim was leaving his apartment on East 108th Street near Fifth Avenue — just steps away from Central Park — around 1:30 p.m. Aug. 31 when he spotted an envelope on the floor in the hallway.
He grabbed the letter — leaving the door to his apartment open — and was making his way back into the apartment when two strangers barged in, flashing a gun, according to police.
The men forced the victim at gunpoint into a back bedroom and tied him up on the floor, police sources said.
They went through his apartment, ultimately making off with approximately $1,000 in cash, an iPhone 7 and a Supreme backpack, police sources said.
The thieves demanded the victim stay put while they got away, police sources said. They were last seen entering Central Park via the entrance at East 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, police said.
The victim was not injured during the robbery.
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