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Men Armed With Knife, Machete Rob Family In Bronx

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Two men armed with a large knife and machete robbed a woman and her three sons inside an apartment earlier this month in Bronx, police said Wednesday.

It happened around 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 4 at an apartment building on Claflin Avenue.

Police said the armed men forced their way into a first floor apartment and pulled out the knife machete on the 47-year-old woman and her sons, ages 13, 17 and 24.

The men then took three gold Figaro-style chains from the apartment and fled, police said. No one was hurt.

The suspects were seen on surveillance video entering the building.

Police describe them both as Hispanic men between the ages of 20 and 25. One was wearing a red, zip-down hooded sweatshirt and had a red and grey backpack. The other was wearing a blue top and dark pants.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers' website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept confidential.

 

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Raksha Kumar

She is a dedicated television journalist, who has engaged extensively with the Indian media for four years. She won the Fulbright scholarship and intends to begin a Masters program in Broadcast from the Journalism School, Columbia University, New York in August 2010.