A crew of masked thieves dragged a man from his car, zip-tied and kidnapped him in a terrifying Queens ordeal — after committing an armed robbery hours earlier — police said Tuesday.
The 42-year-old victim was in his car near the intersection of 35th Ave. and 146th St. in Murray Hill when three men in a 2018 Honda Pilot pulled up alongside his car around 6 a.m. on Oct. 24, according to police.
The men tapped on the victim’s window with guns before they dragged him out of the car, cops said.
The crooks put a plastic bag over his head, zip-tied his hands and put him back in his car.
The men drove around with the incapacitated man until he finally told them where he lived and where inside he kept his cash.
Once they had the information they wanted from the victim, they freed his hands, removed the bag and dropped him off at a random spot in Nassau County, L.I., police said.
The violent thieves drove off in the victim’s car and made their way to his home, where they robbed him.
The man was not injured in the terrifying incident.
Earlier that day, a 43-year-old man was sitting in his car at the corner of Totten St. and Utopia Parkway in Beechhurst when two men pulled up behind him, cops said.
The men got out, banged on his window and ordered him to get out of the car around 1:05 a.m.
The crooks tried to start the car, but were failed to do so. Instead, they swiped the victim’s cellphone and backpack — a score cops say was worth about $4,315.
Cops later discovered the victim’s car near where the men first approached him.
Police on Tuesday released images of the masked men involved and asked anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.