Victim: Men used phony mail carrier ruse to pull off home invasion

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SHEEPSHEAD BAY -

A home invasion victim says two men were able to get inside his family's home in Sheepshead Bay Monday morning by posing as a mail carrier.

Aziz Ziyaev, 20, says one of the suspects posed as a mail carrier and knocked on the door to ask him to sign for a package. The men then used pepper spray on Ziyaev.

Ziyaev says he was expecting a package and thought nothing of it when the suspects came up to his door.

He says after the suspects used pepper spray on him, the first man pushed his way into the home while the second man placed him in a chokehold.

Ziyaev says his sister-in-law was home with her baby and locked herself in a room during the home invasion.

Police confirmed that they responded to the home invasion and are investigating.

Ziyaev says that people should be cautious opening the door for mail carriers, especially people expecting packages over the holiday season.

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