Two armed suspects tied up a 7-year-old boy who has autism, and pistol-whipped his 66-year-old babysitter. The robbers allegedly ransacked the house, and discovered a safe with thousands of dollars inside.
7-year-old Caleb Gonzalez has autism. Ross, a neighbor and family friend, was babysitting the boy when they were jumped. The suspect pistol-whipped him in the back of the head, leaving a gash. They whacked him several times.
The invasion happened around 3:30 p.m. on East 181st Street in the Belmont section of the Bronx. After forcing their way inside, officers say they tied the boy and Ross up, and then ransacked the apartment. Lorry Gonzalez, the boy’s mother says they broke her bedroom door and went through her drawers and closet. Inside her closet, Gonzalez says was a $20 toy safe with $5,000 inside.