VIDEO: Three Men Break Into Marine Park Home, Assault Elderly Woman, Slash Elderly Retired NYPD Lieutenant

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Armed robbers assaulted a woman in her 70s in her Brooklyn home early Monday and slashed her husband – a retired NYPD lieutenant — in the face with a box cutter.

The NYPD tells YWN that three suspects broke into the home in the vicinity of Madison Place and Avenue R at around 5:30AM. Once inside, they struck the 72-year-old retired officer in the head with an unknown object and slashed him across the left cheek with a box cutter.

They demanded property and then tied up and assaulted his 71-year-old wife. The three individuals stole a handgun and fled in the couple’s 2012 blue Honda sedan in an unknown direction.

Both victims were removed by EMS to Maimonides Medical Center where they received medical treatment.

The victims’ 47-year-old son was at home and is being treated as a witness. He is reportedly ‘a troublemaker’.

Sources tell Eyewitness News that in July, officers responded to the same home for a break-in, but it is not clear whether it is connected to Monday’s incident.

Two of the three individuals, a man and a woman, were apprehended on Monday night with the stolen vehicle, following a police chase near the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.

A search for the 3rd suspect was ongoing on Tuesday evening.

Attached footage is surveillance video of the individuals prior to the incident.

SUSPECTS AND CHARGES:

Jyrkinen, Lance
20-year-old male
Charges:
Attempted Murder
Assault
Burglary
Grand Larceny
Criminal Possession of a Weapon

Sobers, Shirnel
25-year-old female
Charges:
Attempted Murder
Assault
Burglary
Grand Larceny
Criminal Possession of a Weapon

Police say the third suspect is about 6 feet tall and was last seen wearing a black do-rag and dark clothing.

Anyone with information in regards 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 WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

(Chaim Shapiro – YWN)