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3 men pistol whip, rob man in lobby of his Queens building: police

Posted: 7:00 AM, Feb 10, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-10 07:00:51-05
3 men attack, rob man in Queens building lobby: police
3 men attack, rob man in Queens building: police
3 men attack, rob man in Queens building lobby: police

JAMAICA, Queens — Cops are looking for three men who attacked and robbed a man in the lobby of his Queens apartment building in January, according to the NYPD.

Back on Saturday, Jan. 11, it was just before 10 p.m. when three unidentified men forced their way into a building located near Lowe Court and 149th Street in Jamaica, police said.

Surveillance footage from the NYPD shows the men hiding by the front door and surprising the man as he attempted to exit the building.

Once inside the lobby, the group struck the 42-year-old man on the head with a handgun and proceeded to take his cellphone and about $570 in cash, officials said.

The three men ran out of the building and fled in a gray SUV, heading northbound on 149th Street, according to police.

The NYPD has released the above surveillance images from the incident.

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