Three cads try to rob Bay Ridge woman at gunpoint

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By Caroline Spivack

Brooklyn Daily

Police are searching for three goons who throttled a woman by the throat, pressed a gun to her gut, and demanded cash on May 8 — all in her own home.

The 24-year-old woman was inside her Seventh Avenue apartment at 72nd Street when the men knocked on her door. When she answered, one of the bruisers lunged for her neck, pointed a handgun at her stomach, and demanded she cough up cash, according to police.

But the woman had a friend over and he sprang into action and attempted to intervene. A tussle ensued and her friend was slashed in the face, head, and neck by the three brutes, authorities said.

The three ruffians booked it empty handed in an unknown direction. Police described the three men in their late 20s to early 30s ranging in height from 5-foot-7–6-foot-3.

Police released photos that they believe depict two of the nogoodniks.

The investigation is ongoing, officials said.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

Reach reporter Caroline Spivack at or by calling (718) 260–2523. Follow her on Twitter @carolinespivack.

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