A bunch of gun-toting thugs stormed right into a Brooklyn residence earlier than daybreak Saturday, stealing hundreds in money and leaving the residents bloodied — and cops are probing if the identical suspects could have struck in Queens only a few hours later.
The 2 residence invasion robberies unfolded inside three hours of one another, authorities mentioned.
5 gunmen in ski masks pressured their manner by means of the bottom flooring window of a three-story Wogan Terrace residence in Fort Hamilton, yelling, “The place’s the f–king cash?” frightened residents advised The Submit.
The suspects kicked down doorways, rummaged by means of each room, and beat a minimum of one man.
“I couldn’t see due to all of the blood,” mentioned Ruben Dario Cardenas Chillpe, 31, from Ecuador, who lives within the basement.
“Considered one of them saved punching me within the face whereas the opposite one pointed the gun at me.”
One other resident, a mother who lives on the bottom flooring, mentioned, “I’m so scared. I don’t need to dwell right here anymore. Thank God the youngsters are okay.
“They took all of our cash we had saved for lease this month,” she added. “I don’t know what we’re going to do.”
About $3,500 was stolen, police mentioned.
About two hours later in Springfield Gardens, Queens, 4 males in black face masks — and one in a beige tracksuit — stormed into a house on 222nd Road, close to 145th Avenue, the NYPD mentioned.
The NYPD’s Emergency Providers Unit was referred to as in to analyze a “drug lab” discovered on the scene, mentioned police, who closed off the quiet Queens block as they investigated, leaving neighbors shaken.
A household with younger children lives within the residence, locals mentioned.
“They at all times gave their children outdoors, their canine outdoors enjoying. I’d by no means suspect that,” mentioned neighbor Decemberlyn Thomas, including that phrase of a doable drug lab was “very surprising as a result of there are very small younger kids in the home, she is a really family-oriented girl.”
The invasion occurred round 6:30 a.m.
“It’s actually quiet on this block, it’s actually not an lively block. They’re very nice individuals, they keep to themselves, just about,” mentioned neighbor Cora Dorden, 45.
Nevertheless, the girl wasn’t shocked on the drug lab allegation, noting she’d seen loads of late night time exercise on the residence.
“Wow, I imagine it. There may be at all times a number of males in the home, going out and in, on the facet [of the house] or the basement entrance. Out and in,” she mentioned, including, “Regular, you realize, sweats and sneakers. I assumed it was mates of household… I didn’t assume something of it, not like that.
“That’s horrifying, particularly being that we dwell throughout the road,” she mentioned.