August 6, Staff Report
The police are looking for two men who made several food delivery orders as a means to rob the victims dropping off the food.
The first incident took place on July 6 at around 11:20 pm, when a 38-year-old man who was making a food delivery was approached from behind in front of 33-21 13 Street and choked by one of the perpetrators while another removed $2,000 from his pant pocket and fled, police said.
Then on July 18, around 11:30 pm, a 51-year-old deliveryman was making a food delivery near 11-52 30 Road, when a man approached the victim from behind and choked him while removing $150 and an iPhone from his pant pocket and fled.
Two weeks later, on August 3, at around 9:30 pm, a 46-year-old deliveryman was dropping off food and, while in front of 38-59 9th Street, one man approached from behind and choked him while a second man removed $400 and two credit cards from his pant pocket and fled, police said.
The men would place the delivery calls using a disguised phone number.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)