TRIBECA — A 7-Eleven employee was attacked with a skateboard by a group of shoplifters who swiped candy from the store, police said.
Five thieves grabbed a variety of candy from the 311 Broadway store on April 27 and knocked down a fruit basket before fleeing at about 3:30 p.m., police said.
The employee followed them out of the store, telling the group he would call the police. One of the shoplifters then turned around and whacked the man with a skateboard, hurting his arm and cutting his hand, according to police reports.
Information about the exact amount of candy that was stolen was not available.
A manager at the location declined to comment.
Police were still investigating the crime as of Wednesday.
Other crimes in this week's 1st Precinct blotter include:
► A man stole two rings worth a total of $16,500 from Seaport Jewelers at 50 Fulton St., on April 25, police said. The shop employee told police that the thief, who said he was in town for a Nets game, came into the store at about 1:30 p.m. and asked to see an $8,300 platinum diamond ring and an $8,200 18 karat gold ring. He told the employee that he “wanted to make a decision on purchasing” right away — but instead, he took the rings and ran out of the store.
► A food delivery man was robbed of $100 by a man who claimed to be his customer, police said. The delivery man told police that when he entered 16 Beaver St. at 3:30 p.m. on April 27, a man waiting in the lobby said the delivery was his and asked if the delivery man had change for $100. The victim said no, but that he’d head back to his restaurant nearby, which police did not disclose, and get the change. When the delivery man returned, the thief grabbed the money from his hand and fled.