NYPD: Fake FedEx Worker, Accomplice Tie Up Brooklyn Family, Steal $125K in Cash, Jewelry - NBC Bay Area
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NYPD: Fake FedEx Worker, Accomplice Tie Up Brooklyn Family, Steal $125K in Cash, Jewelry

The duo had walkie-talkies, surveillence video shows. And, while one went upstairs, the other stayed with the family

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    Family Tied Up and Robbed by Fake FedEx Delivery Worker

    An 81-year-old man and his 75-year-old wife, who don't speak English, were tied up and robbed of $100,000 after a fake FedEx delivery worker got inside then had a partner follow him. NBC New York’s Erica Byfield reports.

    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019)

    A man posing as a FedEx worker and an accomplice tied up a Brooklyn family and robbed them of more than $100,000 in cash and jewelry, police tell News 4.

    Surveillence video from the victims' security cameras show someone dressed as an apparent FedEx worker carrying a box and making their way up the stairs to the front door in Bay Ridge around 3 p.m. Monday.

    Another video captures the duo tying the hands and legs, as well as taping the mouths of the three victims who police described as a 36-year-old woman and her parents, a 75-year-old woman and an 81-year-old man.

    The duo had walkie-talkies, surveillance video shows. And, while one went upstairs, the other stayed with the family.

    The suspect who went upstairs discovered a safe with cash and jewelry.

    Gary Baxter, a neighbor, told News 4 he heard a loud noise, but didn’t know where it came from.

    “I look around, I came around here and there’s this guy coming out of this door, pushing a big black box,” he recounted. “I observed – it’s a safe. He actually pushed a safe down the driveway!”

    Baxter said he went after the suspects but they took off quickly in a blue Jeep. 

    Police, who continue investigating the incident, say the victims, who are restaurant owners and moved into their home just two years ago, were not seriously hurt.

    Police tell News 4 investigators plan on releasing surveillance footage of the robbery.

    "This report is deeply disturbing and we extend our sympathies to the family affected," FedEx said in a statement to News 4. The company said its cooperating with police to "determine the facts."