Man kidnapped, pistol-whipped and zip-tied in terrifying robbery for iPhone [VIDEO]

By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A man who was moving apartments was the victim of a terrifying robbery in Brooklyn—police say he was kidnapped, zip-tied, beaten and then dumped on a highway.

Shocking surveillance video shows the 28-year-old man being forced into a van near Herkimer Street and Nostrand Avenue in Bedford Stuyvesant last Saturday.

Police say the man was putting his stuff into the Honda Odyssey when a couple of robbers grabbed him and forced him into the vehicle.

His 26-year-old friend came out to see what was going on and one of the robbers fired a gun at him and missed, police say.

Shocking Brooklyn robbery

The friend called 911 and the robbers took off in the Honda with the victim.

The victim was forced into a second vehicle, a Honda Accord, where police say he was pistol-whipped and bound with duct tape and zip ties. He was then dumped on Kings Highway a neighborhood over.

After all that, the robbers got away with an iPhone.

The NYPD released surveillance video of the attack on Saturday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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