NEW YORK — Police say a New York City auto body shop worker is dead after officers investigating a robbery found him in his car with a zip tie around his neck.

Officials say officers responded to the shop Tuesday night in the Morris Park section of the Bronx. Officers were told two male suspects wearing masks, gloves and hoodies tied up two customers and put them inside the trunks of two vehicles.

Police say the customers freed themselves and the suspects and a male worker had disappeared.

Police found the employee’s parked vehicle hours later with an unconscious man in the back seat. Police say he was declared dead at a hospital.

No arrests have been made. An investigation is underway.

The victim isn’t being identified until his family can be notified.

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