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Police Investigate Robbery Involving Man Dressed as UPS Worker

By Serena Dai | February 4, 2015 8:25am
 A man dressed like a UPS deliveryman robbed an East Williamsburg man.
A man dressed like a UPS deliveryman robbed an East Williamsburg man.
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EAST WILLIAMSBURG — A thief dressed as a UPS worker and two cohorts snatched $300 from a man at gunpoint, police said.

A 22-year-old woman answered the door of her apartment on Flushing Avenue, near Bushwick Avenue, about 5 p.m. on Jan. 31 after a man wearing a brown hat and brown outerwear knocked on the door, police said.



When she opened the door, three people entered and went into the back room, where they found a 25-year-old man, police said.

According to the NYPD, one man, who wore a black mask and black jeans and carried  a silver pistol, said "Where's the cash?"

The victim pointed to a drawer and the man took $300. The three men then left the apartment and fled the building, police said.

The man dressed as a UPS deliveryman was 6 feet tall and about 170 pounds, police said. The man with the gun was about 5 feet 2 inches tall and 160 pounds.

The third man was about 5 feet 4 inches tall and 140 pounds. He wore blue jeans, black outerwear and a black cap.

Police are still investigating the incident.

Other notable incidents in the 90 precinct include:

► Two men were robbed last week in separate incidents by a trio of men who threatened to shoot unless the victim handed over property, police said.

The first incident happened on Jan. 26 about 11:45 p.m. at Ten Eyck Street and Lorimer Street, police said.

Three men approached the victim, a 27-year-old man, and said, "We'll shoot if you don't give us your phone," police said.

The men did not brandish a weapon. The victim gave the three men his property, including a $600 camera, a $200 Android phone and $30 in cash, and the men fled west on Ten Eyck Street.

One of the men was described as being about 18 years old and 6 feet tall.

On Tuesday, Jan. 27, about 2:40 a.m., three men approached a 29-year-old on Hooper Street near South Second Street, police said.

The group said "If you don't give me your phone, we'll shoot you," police said.

The victim hesitated and one of the men punched him twice in the mouth, causing swelling and pain.

The victim then gave the men his property, including an iPhone, a black leather wallet, a credit card, a debit card and $12, police said.

The men fled south on Hooper Street.

One man was described as 6 feet tall and 150 pounds and the other two stood about 5 feet 7 and were about 20 years old.

It's unclear if the two incidents are related, said police, who have made no arrests in connection to the robberies.

► A man lost consciousness after three men followed him home and punched him in the face during a robbery, police said.

The victim was walking home from a bar on South Eighth Street near Bedford Avenue Tuesday, Jan. 27 around 3:30 a.m. when a man approached him and said "I need a place where to stay," police said.

The man kept walking and realized that two other men were following him, police said.

When he reached his house, the three men followed him inside. The victim asked them to leave several times, but one man punched him in the face while another one strangled him from behind until he lost consciousness, police said.

The victim woke up between 6 and 7 a.m. and realized that nearly $2,000 worth of property was missing, including his iPhone, a record player, a MacBook, a debit card and $180.

All three were about 5 feet 7 inches tall and about 20 years old, police said.