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91-y-o Jamaican man killed in New York, NYPD offering reward

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2017 | 10:16 AM

The New York Police Department (NYPD) has released photos of a man wanted in connection with a deadly invasion at the home of an elderly Jamaican couple in Brooklyn last week.

Police want to question the man about the robbery of Waldiman and Ethlin Thompson at their Bedford-Stuyvesant brownstone.

The NYPD is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

The New York Post reports that last week Wednesday afternoon, burglars tied up 100 year old Ethlin and 91 year old Waldiman with cords before rummaging through their home.

Ethlin freed herself and called for help.

Cops later found her husband still bound and lying on the floor unresponsive.

 He was pronounced dead about an hour later at Hospital.

A relative of the couple, Carlene Gross, told CBS New York that Waldiman did not deserve to die that way.


Relative of elderly Jamaican man who died in New York robbery

The married couple of 30 years owned the brownstone and collected rent from three tenants in the building.

A police source reportedly told the New York Post that they had about US$5,000 in the house at the time of the home invasion.