Late last month, robbers targeted delivery workers on the Upper West Side, physically threatening or assaulting them as they stole their electric bicycles. Police released images and a video of the robbers and are asking for the public’s help in finding them (unfortunately, the photos are pretty low-resolution and zooming in on the license plate yielded a blurry image). Here’s the police narrative:
On Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 1900 hours, in front of 322 West 80th Street, a 22-year-old male delivery employee was sitting on his electric delivery bike when three males exited a dark sedan, menaced him with a baseball bat and demanded his E-bike. The three males removed the E-bike and fled across the street. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.
On Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 1905 hours, in front of 313 West 80th Street, a 21-year old male delivery employee sitting on his electric delivery bike was approached the males. One of the males punched the victim in the face, removed the E-bike and fled eastbound on 80th Street. The victim sustained minor bruising, but refused medical attention at the scene.
Anyone with information in regard to the is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @ NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.