Alleged thieves push their into Washington Heights home, tied up man and rob cash: NYPD

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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan – Police are looking for two men who pushed their way past an elderly woman inside a home and tied up a man during a home invasion last month.

The incident happened on March 30, at about 7:50 p.m.

The NYPD said the pair knocked on a door of a home on West 164 Street in Washington Heights when an 87-year-old woman answered the door and they shoved their way in. One of the men went into the rear bedroom where he hit the 21-year-old man in the head with a gun and then tied him up, police said.

The alleged thieves took off with an undetermined amount of money, police said.

The younger victim refused medical attention.

The first robber appears to be in his mid-20s, about 6 feet tall, weighing around 250 pounds. The second individual, also looks to be in mid-20s, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds.

Police released surveillance video in hopes of catching the perpetrators.

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