Two men posing as New York City police officers invaded a home in the Bronx on Tuesday morning before fleeing in the homeowner's BMW with about $130,000 in cash and jewelry, officials said.
They “posed as police officers, displayed a handgun and restrained the two victims with zip-ties,” Sgt. Edward Riley said in an emailed statement, adding that the victims were a 50-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman.
The men fled in a white BMW sport utility vehicle with about $30,000 in cash and $100,000 worth of jewelry, police said.
The car was recovered nearby shortly afterward, but the robbers remain at large, police said.
NBC New York reported that the woman was able to free herself and go to a neighbor's home to call for help about 8 a.m.
The station reported that one of the victims said the men wore NYPD sweatshirts and sweatpants and that one had what looked to be a badge around his neck.