Group of thieves tie up family in Whitestone home invasion: NYPD

Police released q surveillance video of one of the home invasion suspects. Image courtesy NYPD
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WHITESTONE — Police released video footage showing one of four suspects wanted in connection with a home invasion that occurred last week.

At about 3:30 a.m. April 25, a group of men entered a Whitestone home, flashed guns and ordered the family into a bedroom, according to the NYPD.

The men, who police described as in their 20s, then tied up the family before pocketing cash and jewelry, police said.

The family was unharmed in the incident, according to cops.

Chrissy Voskerichian, president of the 109th Precinct Community Council, said in an e-mail that home invasions are rare in the area, but are typically planned in advance.

Voskerichian urged residents to call 911 if they notice any unusual incidents in the neighborhood. She also suggested homeowners take advantage of the precinct’s free assessment service, where officers examine a person’s house and offer advice on how to make it more secure.

Those with information should contact NYPD’s Crimestoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting its website at or texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

Updated 12:55 am, April 30, 2013
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Reader feedback

nick from whitestone says:
wow thats crazy...dont sleep people call the.cops for every lil thing
April 29, 2013, 6:28 pm
Home Security from whitestone says:
Home invasions are increasing rapidly. These thugs know that there is less of a chance getting caught burglarizing a home then robbing businesses.
So stay safe, be vigilant, install deadbolts and keep alarm activated. If you don't have an alarm system you can get a a FREE 15 entry point alarm system at
April 30, 2013, 7 am
Anonymous from Bayside says:
Sounds like an inside job to me.
April 30, 2013, 9:08 am
joe from Auburndale says:
I live here now for 10 years and I seen the cops come down my block maybe 3 times.More patrols might deter these criimes.
April 30, 2013, 5:19 pm
Look into it says:
The guy in the video looks like the douchebag that hangs around by 154 street and 11 th ave.
April 30, 2013, 9:06 pm
John S. from Whitestone says:
It may be time for alot of us to get the hell out of
Whitestone or the state.
May 1, 2013, 9:14 am
DD from Whitestone says:
to Look into it: Don't report that here, report it to the 109th! Any clue or tip helps, even if it is not the guy!
May 1, 2013, 10:51 am
jason from whitestone says:
to: John S dont give up now!!!!
May 2, 2013, 8:34 pm
adam chandler from 11357 says:
All you spoiled moms & flashy fathers want to drive these high end vehicles and live in these big houses and are to lazy to clean & care for them there selves , don't think nothing of who is watching or scheming against them . they want to live their lives thinking that their —— don't stink... Open your eyes your bringing these criminals into our neighborhood your self.....
May 14, 2013, 9:15 am
Terese from 11357 says:
Seriously, Adam? You blame the victim for the crime? Perhaps you need to pull your head out of your a--. Just because someone can afford to have nice things, doesn't mean they are inviting crime, or deserve what they get. You are clearly very jealous of what ohers have, that you don't. Get a grip.
May 15, 2013, 9:58 am
concerned neighbor from Whitestone says:
It does NOT appear that this family was targeted in advance, because the video of the suspect comes from a neighbor, in whose yard the home invaders walked around looking for an easy way into the neighbor's house. When they couldn't get in, they moved on to the victim family's house....the descriptions I heard is four very large black men in their 20s driving a brown pickup. one was wearing red sneakers with a black Nike swoosh.
May 22, 2013, 2:46 pm
Al from 11357 says:
Adam!! You are an idiot for that comment
May 24, 2014, 7:19 am

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