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3 men sought for armed robbery in East Elmhurst home invasion near LaGuardia Airport: NYPD

Feb. 29, 2024 By Bill Parry

The NYPD is looking for three men who allegedly robbed an East Elmhurst man of tens of thousands of dollars during a home invasion early Monday morning.

Police from the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights responded to a 911 call of an armed robbery at a townhouse located at 108-09 Ditmars Blvd. near 29th Avenue just south of LaGuardia Airport.
The victim had pulled up in front of his home just before 2 a.m. when he was approached by three suspects. One of them pulled out a firearm and forced him inside the townhouse where they stole around $30,000 in cash and a safe that contained an unspecified amount of jewelry, before exiting and driving off in a silver four-door SUV, police said.

One of the suspects wore a bracelet and gray sweatpants and the victim was unable to describe the other suspects, according to an NYPD spokesman. The victim was not injured during the incident.

There have been no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Through Feb. 25, the 115th Precinct has reported 54 robberies so far in 2024, 16 more than the 38 reported at the same point last year, an increase of 42.1%, according to the most recent CompStat report.

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