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10-Year-Old Scares Off Burglars With Their Own Gun, Cops Say

By  Aidan Gardiner and Mathew Katz | June 4, 2013 8:03am | Updated on June 4, 2013 4:08pm

Two Men Try to Rob Brooklyn Home, Cops Say
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BROOKLYN — When two armed men dressed as delivery workers barged into his Canarsie home Monday, a fast-acting 10-year-old grabbed their gun and fired it, foiling their robbery, cops said.

The two suspects forced their way into the East 80th Street home after posing as FedEx delivery men about 5:15 p.m. and ordered the two teenagers they saw inside to stay put while they searched for loot, an NYPD spokesman said.

But they didn't know the 10-year-old boy and his mother, whose identities were not immediately released, were in an upstairs room, police sources said.

When one of the gunmen stuck his weapon into the room, the boy's mother slammed the door and knocked the gun to the ground, cops said.

The 10-year-old then snatched up the weapon, turned it on the intruders and fired, police sources said.

The boy missed, as did one of the burglars who fired a return shot, cops said. The suspects then turned and ran.

A video released by cops show one man wearing what appears to be a FedEx uniform walking up the building's steps while carrying a box. After someone opens the door for the first man, the second runs up the stoop and into the house.

The video also shows the pair inside the house, walking upstairs with a gun, with one man attempting to kick a door down.

Investigators were still searching Tuesday for the men, who police said are in their early 20s.

With reporting by Murray Weiss.