Young men ambush food deliveryman making a stop in Forest Hills: NYPD

The three suspects behind a Christmas night robbery of a deliveryman in Forest Hills.
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Police released video footage Jan. 3 of three robbers who allegedly ambushed a food deliveryman making a stop at a Forest Hills apartment building on Christmas night.

Law enforcement sources said the trouble took place Dec. 25 at 10:45 p.m., when the 40-year-old delivery worker went to drop off food at the location on 108th Street near 66th Avenue.

Upon entering the lobby, authorities said the deliveryman was approached by an unknown individual who placed the delivery call. The individual opened the door to let the victim inside the building.

Shortly after entering the apartment house, police said two other males wearing masks confronted the deliveryman and forcibly removed the keys to his 2009 red Yamaha scooter parked outside. The bandits then fled the scene with the scooter, pushing it southbound along 66th Avenue.

The incident was later reported to the 112th Precinct. There were no injuries.

Cops described the three suspects in the case as Hispanic men between 18 and 20 years of age.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery or the suspects’ whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit the Crime Stoppers website, send a direct message on Twitter to @NYPDTips or a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Posted 12:00 am, January 8, 2019
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