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Bronx auto shop owner found dead in car hours after masked men rob store, tie up customers

MORRIS PARK, Bronx – The body of a man who worked at an auto body shop in the Bronx was found inside a car with a zip tie around his neck hours after two masked men robbed the store and tied up two customers, police said Wednesday.

Robert Bishun was killed following a robbery of his Bronx auto shop on Sept. 20, 2016. (Courtesy: bxmurda_ / Instagram)

Robert Bishun was killed following a robbery of his Bronx auto shop on Sept. 20, 2016. (Courtesy: bxmurda_ / Instagram)

Robert Bishun, 36, was found dead following an overnight robbery at a Bronx auto shop, according to police. He was described as a manager by officials, but a friend said he was the owner.

Officers first responded to a call of robbery at Proline Auto Specialists on Stillwell Avenue in Morris Park just before 9 p.m. Tuesday, police say.

Upon arrival, the officers were informed two men wearing masks, gloves and hoodies tied up two customers and placed them inside of the trunks of two vehicles, police said.

While the customers were able to free themselves, Bishun and the thieves vanished, according to NYPD.

More than two hours later, police found the Bishun's vehicle parked on 6071 Broadway in Fieldston. Inside they discovered the 36-year-old man in the backseat with a zip tie around his neck, police said.

EMS took rushed the victim to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

There are no arrests at this time.

PIX11's Ashley Soley-Cerro and Dan Mannarino contributed to this report.