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Armed Suspects Beat and Rob Sunnyside Couple During Home Invasion Wednesday: NYPD

Police are searching for four armed robbers, pictured, who burst into an apartment in Sunnyside on Wednesday (Photo: NYPD)

May 23, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

Police are searching for four armed robbers who burst into an apartment in Sunnyside on Wednesday, punched the residents in the head, and then fled the scene with $8,000 cash.

The home invasion took place at around 9:45 p.m., in the vicinity of Skillman Avenue and 48th Street, in an apartment belonging to a 47-year-old woman and a 59-year-old man, according to police.

The suspects knocked on the door of the apartment and, after the couple opened the door, the intruders barged their way inside brandishing firearms, police said.

The intruders punched the victims in the face with closed fists and demanded money, cops said.

They then stole $8,000 cash and cell phones, before fleeing the scene in an unknown direction, police said.

Police described all four suspects as aged between 20 and 25 years of age.

The NYPD released CCTV footage of the suspects.

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Concerned Citizen

Juan Ardilla would like these fellas to have a chat about their hardships and give them a slap on the wrist. They are just misunderstood.

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Tom

I’m begging you don’t vote for Juan Ardilla just because he has a smile and a Hispanic lady name. He is no good! I’ve worked with him.

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Concerned Citizen

Oh for sure…I was just pointing out the loony things he would do…ALL but hold criminals accountable

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SueEllen

For all of you complaining as to why they opened the door, the victims could of thought they were new neighbors, deliverymen, repair men, salesmen, campaign people, etc. and thus they opened the door. They always knock on my door. Also, rent vouchers were increased by a lot last year so Sunnyside rentals are more affordable to many. Hard to tell anymore who is a resident or a worker and who is up to no good. So most of us just mind our own business. Not even the cops care to stop and question so why should we.

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mike

This is another example of how things quickly unraveled once the Democrats got complete control of the state legislature. For many years, conservative upstate was able to keep many of the progressive Democrats in check from implementing their radical agendas like bail reform and NYC benefitted from that moderate Albany. Ever since that blue wave swept over the state in the 2018 elections, it is no coincidence that NYC has gone downhill.

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Gullible Republicans believe in myths fairytales and conspiracy theories

Mike – So this robbery is on the Democrats and the massacre of 21 in Texas and massacre in Buffalo are on Republicans. I think I might agree. A first.

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Smh

Wow, way to twist Mike’s comment to swing to your pathetic narrative. Buzzwords, Trump, Fox News… same dribble all the time. But the irony is, your comment just proves that mental health is the real problem in America. Please seek help.

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Gullible Republicans believe myths fairytales and conspiracy theories

Smh ( Hashtagger, Mike, etc) -Can’t stomach your party’s policies. Democrats own criminal reform and Republicans own free access to guns. Enjoy and live with it. At the very least politicians and their supporters should own the cons along with the pros of the policies they’re voting for and supporting. If you can’t stomach it get out of the game, you’re the biggest Republican banner waver on this comment stream.

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your local progressive candidate

Funny same thing can be said about you. It’s cute you’re trying to make yourself sound better by pointing out that the Democrats also have cons but you never seem to mention them in your posts on SSP.

Concerned Citizen

@smh, “ Mike – So this robbery is on the Democrats and the massacre of 21 in Texas and massacre in Buffalo are on Republicans. I think I might agree. A first.” There are no buzzwords or mention of Trump or Fox News…Are you delusional?

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Gia

Rudy showed the world how simple it is to solve this problem. But alas, cracking down on crime turned out to be racist.

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David

Gia- Crime went down all over the country at the same time as Giuliani’s time in office. Fact, just look it up.

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Concerned Citizen

Population density is more significant in NYC so yes, Rudy was a positive influence on the quality of life in NY and overall safety. Criminals were punished and not caught and released today.

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Guest

Time to bring back stop and frisk, anyone looks out of place, stop and frisk, period.

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SuperWittySmitty

I’m guessing that these thugs knew there were thousands of dollars in this apartment & they targeted the victims purposefully.

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Anonymous

I bet they work at Uber eats, one of them delivered food, saw the couple with cash on the table and come back probably the same day.

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your local progressive candidate

These poor people are just trying to feed their families. Let’s give them free money and of course they shouldn’t have to work if they dont feel like it. police dont bother investigating because we will release them anyway.

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Gullible Republicans believe in myths fairytales and conspiracy theories

Maybe if the home owners had guns they’d be able to defend themselves amirite? It worked out well for them down in Texas yesterday! 😂

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showing your true colors

Gullible- After your comment about the tragedy in texas you leave and laughing so hard cry emoji. you think that’s funny you sicko?

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Trump voters love cancel culture

It’s not funny. It’s down right hilarious! Sorry your feelings were hurt! 😆

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Pamela Rogers

looks like the guy oppening the inside door lives there and let the other 3 in

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Anonymous

You can literally see perps faces from 2-7 seconds. They didn’t even cover their faces 🤦🏻‍♀️

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Sarah

During the pandemic many people kept cash at home. Banks were closed or operated during shorter hours and no one wanted to wait in line with social distancing and mask mandates. Stop victim blaming. Many people in our neighborhood are also undocumented and get paid only in cash.

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old as dirt

looks like they knew exactly who they were looking for…awful but if caught they will be right back out – sad state of affairs

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Lock them up

They seem really nice
This is too close for comfort
Hey they wanted the Mets tickets

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Joey Donuts

Sounds like a drug deal gone wrong or a hit.
They perps knew the victim.

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Margarita

People are desperate. I see people paying workers at pharmacies to hold onto baby formula for them.

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Tom

Hey Margarita:
Why are they desperate. If you are talking about immigrants they knew what they were in for when they came here. Doesn’t give them the right to steal. They are just criminals plain and simple. If they are just poor there are many opportunities here. Take advantage of the opportunities and stop making excuses.

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sad

This terrible and I hope these guys are caught. But, if you looked through your peephole and saw four guys in masks and hoodies, wouldn’t you maybe call 911? Maybe they opened the door without looking because they thought it was someone else, like food delivery?

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Eight thousand dollars?

This was a calculated hit. They knew exactly what was there.

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Resident in Woodside

Why would you open your door at 9:45pm ? I have a house rule I don’t answer my door after 8pm I dont care if you even say your the pope
I still won’t…
Feel bad for the couple

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Paul Kersey

Sickening. Pity the victims were not armed. The city would have been a better place with a few less thugs above ground.

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