Crime

2 men cuffed in strangulation death of Bronx body-shop owner

Two men were arrested on Thursday for allegedly robbing a Bronx body-shop owner before leaving him to die in the backseat of his own car, prosecutors said.

Robert Pizzaro and Juan Rivera were nabbed for rushing into the Proline Auto Specialists in Morris Park on Sept. 20 and sticking up 36-year-old owner Robert Bishun at gunpoint.

After stripping him of cash, the two men allegedly tied up Bishun with rope and threw him into the back of a BMW. Bishun suffocated to death as Pizzaro and Rivera sped away from the shop.

“These men not only allegedly kidnapped a man from his business, robbing him of hard earned money — but they ultimately took his life,” New York State Police Superintendent George Beach II said in a statement, slamming the alleged crimes as “heinous.”

. 2 men cuffed in strangulation death of Bronx body-shop owner

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