Bed-Stuy Deli Robbed After Being Hit By Garbage Truck, Police Say

By Paul DeBenedetto on July 17, 2014 8:56am 

Jobran Gourmet Deli Robbery
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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Two men hopped a temporary fence last week and robbed a Bed-Stuy deli that was previously damaged when a garbage truck crashed through its brick wall, police said.

The two men climbed the plywood surrounding Jobran Gourmet Deli, at 994 Bedford Ave., and entered the building through the gaping hole on DeKalb Avenue around 4:30 a.m. on July 7, police said.

Once inside, the two grabbed an undetermined amount of scratch off tickets and phone cards and fled the scene, according to the NYPD. The deli has been closed since the accident.

Surveillance video taken from the scene shows the two men, one wearing a hood and the other a cap, carrying what appear to be garbage bags.

The deli was partially destroyed last month when a black 2011 Volkswagen sedan collided with a private sanitation truck at the corner of Bedford and DeKalb, sending the truck through the deli's brick wall.

Seven people were injured at the scene, including two shop workers who suffered minor injuries, police and witnesses said.

The building was deemed structurally unstable by the Department of Buildings and an evacuation order given June 20 was still in place Thursday.

There have been no arrests in last week's burglary, and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Anyone with information in regards to this burglary is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

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