Men are being bound with duct tape, robbed and left naked in Bronx hotel rooms after being lured there by women for sex, police said as they investigate the weeks-long spree.
At least five men in their 30s and 40s were robbed at hotels or motels across the Bronx between July 7 and July 26, according to the NYPD, which released images Sunday of the three suspects—two women and a man.
The robberies happened at the Wheeler Hotel Bronx in Soundview on July 7; the Crown Motor Inn in Williamsbridge on July 16; the Friendly Motor Inn in Williamsbridge on July 17; the Van Cortlandt Motel in North Riverdale on July 24; and the Sheridan Hotel in East Morrisania on July 26.
Police said they’re searching for two women and a man in the weeks-long robbery spree.
In each case, a man communicates with a woman on Facebook and agrees to meet her at a hotel at an agreed upon time.
Once inside the hotel room, the woman tells the man to take a shower. While he’s in the bathroom, the woman lets an armed man and woman into the hotel room.
When the man gets out of the shower, the thieves pull guns on him and threaten to shoot him, according to police.
They bind the victim with duct tape and steal his valuables, including cash and cell phones.
The crooks then flee the hotel with the victim’s clothing, police said.
No injuries requiring hospitalization have been reported in the robbery spree.