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Would-be crooks try to rob woman at gunpoint in Brooklyn but flee when her son shows up: cops

Photos courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for a pair of would-be thieves who tried to rob a woman at gunpoint in her Brooklyn home.

According to police, at 10 a.m. on Feb. 4, two unknown men forced their way through the front door of a residence located in the vicinity of Boerum Street and Union Avenue. Once inside, the suspects pointed a gun at the 48-year-old woman inside and demanded property.

The victim’s 17-year-old son heard the disturbance and when he came out of a rear bedroom, the suspects fled the scene empty-handed. No injuries were reported as a result.

On Feb. 27, the NYPD released photos and video taken during the incident:

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @ NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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