A robber broke into a Woodhaven house, threatened the homeowner with a wrench, then tried to use his stolen debit card, cops said.
The suspect forced his way into the 90th Avenue home through the basement door about 8:30 a.m. on Monday, according to police. He showed a wrench that he was holding to the 69-year-old man and took $20 in cash, a debit card and a cellphone from him.
He then attempted to withdraw money from the victim’s account three separate times, but failed, cops said.
Police have released video footage of the suspect, taken at one of the ATMs, and describe him as about 40 years old and 5 feet 10 inches tall.
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