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Crown Heights Deliveryman Attacked and Robbed for Food and Cash (VIDEO)

CROWN HEIGHTS — Police are looking for a young man who lured, attacked and robbed a deliveryman on St. Marks Avenue last week.

The suspect, posing as a customer, placed an order for food to be delivered to 1281 St. Marks Ave. between Rochester and Buffalo avenues at about 10:45 a.m. on March 13, police said.

As the victim, a 20-year-old deliveryman, got to the location, the suspect told him to bring the food to a different address, 1248 St. Marks Ave., located about a half block away.

When the man arrived, the deliveryman handed over the food and asked to be paid, police said. The suspect then punched the deliveryman multiple times, took about $50 from the victim’s pocket and fled west on St. Marks Avenue with the package of food.

Surveillance footage released by the NYPD on Tuesday shows a portion of the robbery and the suspect, dressed in a dark hoodie and jeans.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, (888) 57-PISTA (74782).