Cops Seek Two In Yeshiva Home Invasion
Two young men, using the pretext that their car had broken down and they wanted to call the Triple-A, terrorized and robbed several Bayswater yeshiva students at gunpoint and fled in a student’s car early on Wednesday morning, police say.
According to police sources, the two men came to the door of home at 24-15 Mott Avenue at about 1:30 a.m. on September 15.
When Philip Makowsky, one of the students, opened the door, he was immediately faced with a handgun and told to take the two thugs into the house.
There, they woke up the other seven young students and ransacked the house.
“They were in there for 10 to 15 minutes, anything they could grab, they took,” student Yossi Rosenbluth told Channel 2 News reporter Pablo Guzman. “They weren’t very organized. They asked us for bags to take the stuff in.”
The two thieves then grabbed a set of car keys from a night table and forced the owner of the car to go outside and make sure the car started.
They then put all of the students onto the porch and warned them that if they called the police, the two would come back and kill them.
At Wednesday nights 101 Precinct Community Council meeting, Captain Michael Lipetri, the commanding officer of the 101 Precinct, reported the break-in to local residents – including many from the Bayswater community.
“This morning at approximately 1:30 a.m. there was a home invasion of eight males at a dormitory located in the Bayswater area perpetrated by two males with firearms,” said Lipetri. “They took property from inside the dormitory and they also removed the victim’s vehicle and took the vehicle.”
The captain added that no one was injured and that it was “an extremely active investigation” and couldn’t give any further information.
The car the robbers used to make their getaway was a grey Nissan Sentra.
Sources say that the students told detectives that one of the two robbers may have been as young as 17.