Cops are hunting for two men who broke into a Turtle Bay apartment in broad daylight on Monday afternoon, tied up four people inside and stole from a bedroom safe.

The two suspects, caught on video both entering and roaming inside the apartment, forced their way into the home on East 51st Street between First and Second avenues around 2:45 p.m. Monday, cops said.

Linen manufacturer George Bardwil, who lives in the garden-level apartment just blocks from the United Nations, told The New York Times that he answered the doorbell only to be confronted by the two robbers, one who shoved a gun in his face.

They used phone cords and twine to tie up Bardwil, his two friends and his housekeeper, he said.

After stealing their wallets, phones and watches, they went into the bedroom and took antique jewelry.

Cops described the suspects as about 25 to 30, with one wearing a Yankees hat and blue-and-white striped shirt.


Police would not say whether they thought it was a targeted attack or if the suspects were Manhattan-based.

“Who knows where they are,” a police spokeswoman said. “Hopefully someone will notice and call in a tip.”

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