NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are searching for two men they say posed as FedEx workers during a robbery attempt in the Bronx.
On June 11, the men allegedly rang the bell at an apartment building near Tilton Avenue and East 147th Street in the Mott Haven section.
Police said the suspects had on FedEx uniforms and were carrying a package.
When a 23-year-old man buzzed them inside and opened his apartment door, the men allegedly brandished knives and punched him in the face.
The suspects took off empty handed after realizing the victim’s brother was also home.
They’re described as Hispanic men, 30 to 35 years old. One is 5 feet 7 to 9 inches tall with a beard. The other is 5 feet 8 to 10 inches tall.
The victim suffered pain to his face but refused medical attention.
Police sources told CBS2 this was not a random attack.
“We are working with authorities in their investigation, and we have no confirmation these individuals are affiliated with FedEx or any of our service providers,” FedEx said in a statement. “Team members making deliveries for FedEx wear company-issued photo ID badges at all times. Any customer who suspects fraudulent activity should contact police.”
Anyone with any information about the attempted robbery is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by Tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.