A bunch of gun-toting thugs stormed right into a Brooklyn dwelling earlier than daybreak Saturday, stealing 1000’s in money and leaving the residents bloodied — and cops are probing if the identical suspects might have struck in Queens just some hours later.
The two dwelling invasion robberies unfolded inside three hours of one another, authorities stated.
Five gunmen in ski masks pressured their approach via the bottom ground window of a three-story Wogan Terrace dwelling in Fort Hamilton, yelling, “Where’s the f–king cash?” frightened residents advised The Post.
The suspects kicked down doorways, rummaged via each room, and beat at the least one man.
“I couldn’t see due to all of the blood,” stated Ruben Dario Cardenas Chillpe, 31, from Ecuador, who lives within the basement.
“One of them saved punching me within the face whereas the opposite one pointed the gun at me.”
Another resident, a mother who lives on the bottom ground, stated, “I’m so scared. I don’t need to dwell right here anymore. Thank God the kids are okay.
“They took all of our cash we had saved for hire this month,” she added. “I don’t know what we’re going to do.”
About $3,500 was stolen, police stated.
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 Street, close to 145th Avenue, the NYPD stated.
The NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit was referred to as in to analyze a “drug lab” discovered on the scene, stated police, who closed off the quiet Queens block as they investigated, leaving neighbors shaken.
A household with younger children lives within the dwelling, locals stated.
“They all the time gave their children outdoors, their canine outdoors taking part in. I might by no means suspect that,” stated neighbor Decemberlyn Thomas, including that phrase of a potential drug lab was “very stunning as a result of there are very small younger kids in the home, she is a really family-oriented woman.”
The invasion occurred round 6:30 a.m.
“It’s actually quiet on this block, it’s actually not an energetic block. They’re very nice folks, they keep to themselves, just about,” stated neighbor Cora Dorden, 45.
However, the lady wasn’t stunned on the drug lab allegation, noting she’d seen loads of late night time exercise on the dwelling.
“Wow, I consider it. There is all the time loads of males in the home, going out and in, on the aspect [of the house] or the basement entrance. In and out,” she stated, including, “Normal, you realize, sweats and sneakers. I believed it was buddies of household… I didn’t assume something of it, not like that.
“That’s horrifying, particularly being that we dwell throughout the road,” she stated.