Police search for suspects in string of deli assaults
Police are searching several men accused of assaulting employees and residents at delis across the borough.
In one incident, a man entered the deli on East Gunhill Road where police say he took out a gun and pointed it toward the employee before grabbing $600 from the register and fleeing.
The incident happened on June 17. The employee was not injured.
Three other assaults have taken place inside delis across the Bronx recently.
On June 29, police say three men jumped a 50-year-old man from behind. The men then began kicking the suspect before stealing his cash, jewelry and two iPhones. That victim did not sustain serious injuries.
Police say an individual approached a woman while she was using an ATM at a deli on White Plains Road on June 30. He stole $20 from her and fled the scene.
On June 13, a 17-year-old boy was also beaten inside a deli. He was stabbed and covered with flour inside the store on Decatur Avenue.
Williamsburg resident Joe DaBriel say it’s scary to see the rise in assaults happening in places they often visit.
“It bothers you, of course,” DaBriel says. “…This neighborhood changed so many times…and it’s in bad shape now.”
Anyone with any information on these incidents is asked call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS or submit a tip at the Crime Stoppers website.