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Armed robbers invade Bronx apartment, steal $50,000 in cash: cops

One of two men involved in a recent home invasion in the Bronx. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

Police are looking for two masked men who tied up a victim and robbed him of $50,000 in cash during a Bronx home invasion last week.

The NYPD released on Saturday a photo of one suspect involved in the Jan. 15 robbery, which occurred at an apartment building near the corner of Boston Road and East 168th Street.

At around 7:25 p.m. that evening, police said, the two crooks confronted the male victim as he opened the door to enter his apartment. They then pushed him inside, displayed a firearm and bound his hands with duct tape.

Law enforcement sources said the crooks then grabbed two safes from the apartment, containing a combine $50,000 in cash, then fled the scene.

Officers from the 42nd Precinct responded to the incident. No serious injuries were reported.

Cops said both bandits wore black clothes and black masks during the robbery. One of the suspects was also seen wearing red and black sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery or the suspect’s whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit the Crime Stoppers website, or send a direct message on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Robert Pozarycki