THE BRONX - Police say they are searching for three suspects who robbed and beat a man in the stairwell of his Washington Avenue apartment building July 18.

Authorities say the three men grabbed Jose, who didn't give his last name, displayed a knife and a screwdriver and stole some personal property from him. Jose says the men beat him and tried to enter his apartment, but he fought them off.

Neighbors say they believe a tenant in the building let the suspects inside. According to some, robberies like Jose's are common in the building. Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.