Couple robbed at gunpoint

— A couple from Queens was held up at gunpoint early Sunday morning, Jan. 6, by five Hispanic men off Exit 33 of Interstate 87, according to New York State Police.

According to police, the couple were pulled over approximately 1.5 miles from the Northway when a black SUV, with Florida license plates, pulled up behind them. The men then approached the couple, with two displaying handguns. The suspects spoke Spanish, assaulted and robbed the couple of an undisclosed amount of cash and personal property, and headed north in the SUV.

The couple, in turn, got back on the Northway and headed south, reporting the incident at the State Trooper barracks in Lewis. They were then transported to Elizabethtown Community Hospital were they were treated for minor injuries and released.

A State Police investigation remains under way. If anyone has any information regarding this crime, they are asked to contact the New York State Police in Lewis at 873-2750.

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