2010-05-07 / Front Page

Push-In Thugs Assault Homeowner

By Howard Schwach
Two armed gunmen pushed through the rear door of a Far Rockaway home last week, assaulting the homeowner and taking an undisclosed quantity of cash.

The gunpoint robbery took place on Augustina Avenue in Far Rockaway. The gunpoint robbery took place on Augustina Avenue in Far Rockaway. Police say that the two men broke into 1309 Augustina Avenue in Far Rockaway at about 11 a.m. on April 30.

They hit the homeowner in the head and then tied him up before searching the apartment and taking his money.

The two then fled in an unknown direction, police say.

The victim was transported to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, where he was reportedly treated and released.

Detectives from the 101 Precinct Detective Squad are investigating. Anybody with information should call the squad at 718-868-3429.

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