Cops searching for gunmen who robbed elderly man in Canarsie

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Police are hunting the two gunmen who nabbed $8,400 and a duffle bag containing cigarettes from an elderly man’s apartment within Canarsie’s Bay View housing projects on Aug. 2.

The pistol-packing perps knocked on the 82-year-old victim’s door within the public housing complex near Rockaway Parkway and then barged their way as he opened the door at 3 p.m., according to police.

The crooks then stuck a gun in the man’s face and demanded cash, before making off with the money and a duffle bag full of smokes, cops said.

One of the bandits wore a white hat, glasses, a grey hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants, with white sneakers. The other individual was last seen wearing all dark clothing. Both men are suspected to be in their 50s.

Anyone who aids an police investigation with information leading to an arrest may expect a reward of up to $2,500 through the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers program. The public can phone their tips to (800) 577-8477, log into the Crime Stoppers website at, tweet @NYPDTips, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Chandler Kidd at or by calling (718) 260–2525. Follow her at
Updated 12:30 pm, September 9, 2019
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