Family Terrorized by Armed Gunmen During Home Invasion and Robbery


QUEENS, NEW YORK – Six members of a Queens residence, including two children, were terrorized by two armed gunmen early Friday morning after the pair gained entry through a basement window. Police sources said the crime occurred at a home on 89th Street near 86th Road in Woodhaven around 2:50 a.m. on Feb. 5th.

According to police, after the suspects who were described only as black men, forced entry to the home they confronted six occupants at gunpoint.  They demanded money and jewelry, and ransacked the home after restraining the adults, which included three men ages 18, 30 and 34, and a 28-year-old woman. There were also two children, a 10-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy present.

A safe key was acquired during the incident, and the two fled the scene in an unknown direction. It was not clear what the pair escaped with, and the residents suffered only minor physical injuries. Officers from NYPD’s 102nd Precinct responded to the incident. The incident is still under investigation and no suspects have been identified.

Known for having some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, New York City requires residents to have a City handgun license to own a handgun, and a City issued permit to own a rifle or shotgun. The State of New York does have “castle doctrine” laws, which allow a person to use lethal force to defend themselves in their home in the case of robbery or burglary, without the duty to retreat.

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Edgar Lee is a contributor for Concealed Nation. After spending 20 years in the fire service, he is currently in his second career as a business and technology manager, and he and his wife are successful small business owners.

Outside of work his interests include camping, hiking, fishing, metal detecting, home improvement projects and motorcycling. He also enjoys reading biographies and auto biographies, military history, and writing about modern-day personal safety and security. He has visited much of the continental US, but still considers his home state of North Carolina as his favorite.

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