Brooklyn man arrested after assisting robbery of roommate, NYPD says

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BROOKLYN – The roommate of a Brooklyn man was arrested after assisting two other men with a violent robbery inside their apartment last month, police said.

In the early morning of October 3, two unidentified men armed with a gun, taser and knives forced their way into an apartment on Elm Avenue, police said. Once inside, they tasered and slashed the victim, a 30-year-old man, about the body as he tried to fend them off, according to cops.

The culprits then removed an undetermined amount of money from a safe inside the apartment and two watches before fleeing, authorities said.

The victim took himself to Flushing Hospital where he was treated and released.

After viewing footage from the area, police determined 41-year-old Antonio Cordova was the victim's roommate and helped the thieves by showing them the apartment, police said.

He was charged with robbery and criminal possession of a weapon charges on Tuesday, according to police.

Authorities are looking for the remaining suspects and released surveillance footage in hopes of capturing them.

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