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Armed duo breaks into Bronx apartment with 4-year-old inside, flees with Ottoman: NYPD

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MOUNT EDEN, Bronx – Police are looking for two men wanted for breaking into a Bronx apartment with a family inside and taking off with several valuables, including an Ottoman.

The robbery occurred inside 1711 Morris Ave., around 10:40 p.m. on May 8, police said Monday.

The NYPD said two men dressed in dark-hooded sweatshirts followed a 43-year-old man to his apartment and forced their way inside after he unlocked the door. One of the men displayed a gun while the other showed off a knife as they demanded money and jewelry, police said. They used physical force on the victim and his 28-year-old wife, as their 4-year-old boy was present.

Police said they took an Ottoman, cell phones, jewelry, cash and fled in a black Acura TL with a New York license plate.

None of the victims were seriously injured.

Surveillance video shows the duo waiting by a stairwell before charging into the victims' home. The thieves are seen leaving with the Ottoman, dropping it and picking it back up as they hurriedly exit the apartment building.

The NYPD describes the gun-wielding culprit as having dark complexion, approximately 6 feet tall and weighing around 200 pounds. The other robber who carried a knife is also about 6 feet tall, with light complexion.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.