Man tries to rob liquor store with bottle
Raw surveillance video shows the violent confrontation. The NYPD is asking the public for help in identifying the man in connection with two robberies.
The authorities are seeking a man captured on video hurling liquor bottles and the defeat of workers during two separate — and very violent — attacks in New York City stores.
The unknown robber launched his first attack in Seward Park Liquors on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, at about 12:45 Sunday. He demanded a 41-year-old employee to hand over the money in the cash register, police said.
When the employee refused, the attacker tried to beat him with a bottle of liquor for hurling glass containers on him.
A man wanted in connection with two violent robberies.
When the employee dashed out of the store, the thief was captured on video taking about $200 worth of money from the register, police said.
Less than two hours later, police said the robber struck again in Reno Mode. He is seen on surveillance video punching and beating a man, 66, and his wife, 88, works in the shop. He hit the man in the head with several glass jars and a large ceramic pot, police said.
Both workers were brought to the hospital with lacerations to their head. They were said to be in serious, but stable condition.
Police described the robber as a bald man, believed to be between 45 and 60 years old.
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