THE BRONX — A Bedford Park man fought off two would-be intruders who claimed to be delivery workers before trying to push their way into his home, the NYPD said.
The 52-year-old man, whose identity and address was not immediately released, heard his doorbell about 3:45 p.m. and went to the peephole where he saw a man clutching a large box. He said he worked for UPS, police said.
When the tenant opened his door, the fake package carrier and another man tried to force their way inside only to be pushed back, the NYPD said.
They ran toward Fordham Road empty-handed, police said.
No injuries were reported in the incident.
The man who had been holding the box is believed to be in his 20s, about 5-feet-7 and approximately 160 pounds, police said. He had a beard and was last seen wearing a brown skull cap, brown T-shirt, blue jeans and work boots, police said.
His partner, who was last seen wearing a black hoodie and dark pants, was believed to be the same age but about 5-foot-10 and approximately 220 pounds, the NYPD said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).