Bronx man fights off would-be robbers, one posing as UPS delivery man, two days before Christmas

Bronx attempted robbery
A Bronx man fought off two attempted robbers, one posing as a UPS delivery worker, left, just two days before Christmas, police said.
Credit: DCPI

A Bronx man fought off two attempted robbers, one posing as a UPS delivery worker, just two days before Christmas, police said.

One of two men, both believed to be in their 20s, rang the doorbell to the 52-year-old man’s Bedford Park apartment Dec. 23 around 3:45 p.m.

Upon looking through his peep hole, the man saw what he believed to be a delivery worker, who said he was from UPS delivering a large brown box.

When the man opened his door, the disguised would-be robber and another suspect attempted to push their way into the apartment.

Police said the man was able to push them back out. The pair fled down Fordham Road.

No injuries were reported during the incident but police are looking to identify the men wanted in connection with the attempted robbery.

The disguised delivery worker is described as Hispanic, 5-foot-7, weighing about 160 pounds with a light completion and thin build. He had a shaped beard and was wearing a brown skull cap, brown t-shirt, jeans and work boots, police said.

The second suspect is described as 5-foot-10, weighing about 220 pounds with a heavy build. Police said he was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark-colored pants.

Cops ask anyone with information about the incident to anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit their tips online.

Follow Anna Sanders on Twitter @AnnaESanders



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Mayor announces public housing improvements

Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at the Lincoln Houses in East Harlem on Wednesday, calling for the scaffolding to come down at NYCHA complexes across…

National

Peter Theo Curtis: American released by Syrian militants…

An American writer freed this week from two years in the captivity of insurgents in Syria spoke briefly outside his family's Cambridge home Wednesday of…

Local

Bratton defends 'broken windows' work as NYPD support…

Sixty percent of those polled said they support the "broken windows" theory approach popularized by Commissioner Bratton since his first term in the 1990s.

Local

Transit changes for Labor Day weekend

The MTA is adding additional service Friday for New Yorkers getting out of the city for the long weekend. On Friday, Aug. 29, 27 additional…

Television

'Full House' might be relaunched with some of…

A new "Full House" might be in the works.

Movies

Review: 'The Congress' is a crazy, unwieldy sci-fi…

Robin Wright is the center of gravity in "The Congress," which turns from a live-action Hollywood satire into an animated spectacular on a downer future.

Movies

Review: 'The Last of Robin Hood' is a…

Dakota Fanning plays Errol Flynn's (Kevin Kline) teenage gal pal in "The Last of Robin Hood," which takes a scandal and makes it dully empathetic.

Movies

Review: The uneven 'Life of Crime' mostly gets…

Elmore Leonard's "The Switch" becomes the new indie crime dramedy "Life of Crime," with Jennifer Aniston as a kidnapped woman whose husband won't pay up.

NFL

Source: Stephen Hill 'faces a battle' to make…

A team source says Stephen Hill, who has battled injuries and poor performances during his first two years, is no lock to make the Jets’ final roster.

Sports

Serena Williams leaving legacy of talented American women…

It seems only a matter of when, not if, Serena Williams will win her 18th career grand slam championship.

College

When are 2014 college football playoffs? (Schedule, date,…

When and where are 2014 college football playoffs? A look at the schedule, date, TV, time for the semi-finals at championship game.

NFL

Dimitri Patterson suspended only for rest of preseason…

Dimitri Patterson ended up getting just a slap on the wrist.

Wellbeing

Heart trumps brain when it comes to movies…

When you need a good cry, do you reach for the movie that’s “based on a true story”? Science says you’re giving your brain far…

Sex

The 10 types of people you meet online

Does it ever seem like online dating profiles tend to get a little repetitive? It turns out you are not the only one to have…

Home

Labor Day essentials

Whether you’re soaking up the sun on the beach or barbecuing in the park here are some must-haves for your end-of-summer bash.

Education

Does the school day start too early?

As thousands of high schoolers get ready to head back to class, health experts say it may be time to push back the start of…