The police have nominated a suspect for the title of worst roommate ever: Antonio Cordova was arrested for allegedly setting up his roommate to be attacked and robbed last month. Police are seeking two suspects who are still at large.
According to the NYPD, the incident happened at around 4:17 a.m. in Queens on October 3: "The suspects, armed with a firearm ,a taser and knives, forced their way into an apartment on Elm Avenue and, once inside, tasered and slashed the victim, a 30-year-old male, about the body as he tried to fend them off. The suspects then removed an undetermined amount of money from a safe inside the apartment, as well as two watches, and fled the scene."
The victim took himself to Flushing Hospital and police say he realized, after watching surveillance video, that his "roommate assisted the two suspects by showing them the apartment." Here's video of the suspects:
Roommate Robberyby Gothamist
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.