A Brooklyn woman was killed during an apparent home invasion robbery in East Flatbush early Friday morning. The unnamed 68-year-old victim was found unconscious and unresponsive by police around 3 a.m. today inside her apartment at 9427 Kings Highway, near 95th Street. The NYPD says she showed no "visible" signs of trauma when officers arrived, and she was rushed to Brookdale Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
An NYPD spokesperson said one woman and two men were seen fleeing the location in an unknown direction. The spokesperson also confirmed that another man was found in the home and did not need medical attention—sources told PIX 11, however, that the man was the victim's roommate, and that the intruders had struck him repeatedly in the chest with a hammer.
A police source tells the Daily News the suspects "ran off with some of the victims’ belongings." The NY Post's sources say there was no sign of forced entry, and that surveillance footage shows "three people, two men and a woman, being let into the building’s lobby by a neighbor shortly before the alleged attack." The suspects were reportedly seen exiting the building with a duffel bag, and the male victim says they stole his wallet, cell phone, and video game console.
The NYPD says no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. But the Post's sources says the neighbor seen on video letting the suspects into the building has been taken into custody.