NEW YORK — A 58-year-old Hispanic woman was the victim of a violent armed robbery just before midnight Monday at her Brooklyn apartment, New York City Police said.
According to information from the authorities, the 15-minute nightmare occurred inside a residence located at 196 Rockaway Parkway when two men, just before 12:00 am, posed as Con-Ed workers.
At that moment, they forced their way into the apartment and bound the victim, a 58-year-old Hispanic woman, with duct tape and threatened to shoot her if she screamed, the uniformed woman added. One of the suspects had a firearm.
The suspected thieves took a television and other items from the residence, police said.
The resident suffered minor injuries and refused to receive medical attention at the scene.
The suspects fled the scene and the authorities are investigating the facts.
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