FedEx, NYPD impersonators tie up, rob family at Bay Ridge home


IMPORTANT IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY. >>>NOW TO A HOME INVASION IN BROOKLYN. A MAN DISGUISED AS A COP AND ANOTHER AS A FedEX DELIVERYMAN STORM INTO A HOME TYING UP THREE PEOPLE INSIDE AND STEALING THOUSANDS IN CASH AND JEWELRY. A NEIGHBOR WHO HEARD THE COMMOTION AND SAW THE THIEVES TAKE OFF RESCUED THE VICTIMS. TONIGHT THEY ALL SHARE THEIR STORY WITH EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER ROB NELSON IN BAY RIDGE. >>Reporter: POLICE THINK THAT WAS A TARGETED ATTACK. AS YOU SAID, TWO MEN IN COSTUMES PUSHING THEIR WAY INTO A HOME IN BAY RIDGE. BOTH OF THEM IN COSTUMES. THEY MADE AWAY WITH THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS BOTH IN CASH AND IN JEWELRY. BUT THERE IS ONE NEIGHBOR WHO STEPPED IN TO HELP AND HE COULD BE THE KEY TO HELPING POLICE CRACK THE CASE. >>Reporter: THIS IS RESIDENTIAL SURVEILLANCE VIDEO POSTED ONLINE OF THE MOMENT TWO MEN BEGAN USING TAPE TO TIE UP THIS ELDERLY COUPLE PLUS ANOTHER WOMAN JUST MOMENTS AFTER GETTING INTO THIS SIXTH AVENUE HOME BY POSING AS A FedEX WORKER AND POLICE OFFICER ABOUT 3 P.M. MONDAY. >>THEY WERE SHOOK UP AND PRACTICALLY NUMB, NO — NO EMOTION WHATSOEVER. JUST — >> THREE OF THEM RUNNING RIGHT NOW. >>Reporter: NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOR GARY BAXTER WAS WORKING ON HIS MODEL TRAIN DISPLAY IN THE BACKYARD WHEN HE HEARD A LOUD NOISE AND WENT OUT FRONT TO CHECK IT OUT AND SAW THE SUSPECTS PUSHING A BIG BLACK SAFE DOWN THE DRIVEWAY ALONG THE SIDEWALK AND INTO THIS JEEP SNAPPING A PICTURE OF THE ALLEGED GETAWAY CAR ON HIS PHONE. HE THEN WENT INSIDE THE HOME AND TOOK THE PICTURES OF THE VICTIMS BEFORE REMOVING THE TAPE AROUND THEM AND CALLING POLICE. >>TOOK MY TIME TO ASSURE THEM I’M GOING TO HELP THEM AND TOOK THE TAPE OFF AND CALLING THE POLICE AT THE SAME TIME. >>Reporter: THE THIEVES MADE OFF WITH $50,000 IN CASH AND $80,000 IN JEWELRY. SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS THE FAKE FedEX WORKING MAKING HIS APPROACH AND MOMENTS LATER THE THREE ELDERLY PEOPLE ARE BEING BOUND WITH TAPE WITH HELP FROM A SECOND SUSPECT WHO RUSHED INTO THE HOME AFTER THE FIRST SUSPECT GOT IN. THE ROBBERY TOOK LESS THAN TEN MINUTES AND THE THIEVES USING HAND HELD RADIOS TO COMMUNICATE. IT SEEMED SOPHISTICATED. THE VIDEO FROM INSIDE THE HOME WAS POSTED ON A CHINESE PRIVATE MESSAGING APP BUT THEN ENDED UP ON THE SOCIAL MEDIA SITE REDDIT MUCH OF IT SHOWING THE VICTIMS JUST SIT THERE IS STUNNED. POLICE ARE STILL TRYING TO TRACK DOWN THE SUSPECTS AND HOPEFULLY GARY’S PICTURES OF THAT JEEP WILL HELP. >>THE VEHICLE ITSELF AND THE PLATE. SO THAT’S WHAT THE POLICE ARE GOING ON. >>Reporter: THAT NEIGHBOR WE SPOKE TO GARY WHO WAS SO HELPFUL TODAY TO US, REALLY DID TELL US TWO IMPORTANT THINGS. HE SAID, ONE, THE PRECISION WITH WHICH THESE BURGLARS WORKED AND THE AMOUNT THEY GOT AWAY WITH SPEAKS TO TWO TH

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