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Thieves pose as UPS workers, tie up family, steal $16k: police

JEROME PARK, the Bronx — A Bronx family was tied up at knifepoint during an afternoon home invasion by two men who posed as UPS workers, police said Tuesday.

This happened Sunday at about 2 p.m.  inside of an apartment building located near Marion Avenue and East 201 Street.

Two men knocked on an apartment door and said they were UPS workers, police said.

A 20-year-old woman opened the door, and the two men forced their way inside the apartment.

One of the men placed a knife to the victim's stomach, forced her to the floor and tied her up, according to police.

The robbers also tied up two other people in the apartment, a 22-year-old woman and a 64-year-old man, before they made their way into a 27-year-old man's room, police said.

Inside of the room, police said the men stabbed the 27-year-old once in his right thigh and tied him up.

Then they took two chains and two bags filled with $16,000 in cash from his room. The attackers ran out of the building and headed north on Marion Avenue, police said.

The 27-year-old victim  was transported to the hospital.

Surveillance video released by police shows the first man was last seen wearing a black and gray hooded sweater, black sweatpants and gray sneakers.

The second man was last seen wearing  blue baseball cap, a gray hooded sweater, blue jeans and black sneakers.

Both men are described as being between 20 and 24 years old.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).