2 men tied up in Queens home invasion

Posted at 9:47 AM, Feb 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-04 09:48:18-05

SOUTH OZONE PARK, Queens — Police are searching for the would-be robbers who zip tied up two men during a Queens home invasion Saturday afternoon.

Around 12 p.m., two individuals entered a home around 123rd Street and Liberty Avenue in South Ozone Park and displayed a firearm.

The homeowner, 56, told PIX11 News he was home with his adult son, 29, daughter and two grandchildren when they heard a doorbell. When they answered the door, a gunman put a pistol to the son's head and forced him into the house.

As two men zip tied the homeowner and his son, his pregnant daughter came and tried fighting back.

The duo fled the location with nothing after feeling outnumbered, the homeowner said.

“I looked out my window I seen a bunch of police running in every house,” neighbor Paul Savinon said, describing the aftermath. “I’m a little concerned now."

The homeowner's daughter, 27, went into labor was taken to the hospital following the incident.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).