police release video of chinese food deliveryman attack

In New York, police have released surveillance video of a Chinese food deliveryman getting brutally attacked by a group of teens trying in Manhattan. The attempted robbery happened Friday afternoon at an apartment building in Morningside Heights: Video released in deliveryman attempted robbery.

All of the suspects are described as black males between the ages of 15 and 19. The video is fairly clear for a surveillance camera, and authorities are hoping someone will come forward to identify the attackers. Here's a local news report with the video:

The entire thing was apparently premeditated -- the suspects called in the food order then went to the delivery location and waited for the victim to arrive:
The suspects allegedly called in a Chinese food order, entered the location, went to the sixth floor and waited for the delivery person.

When the delivery person got off of the elevator on the 6th floor he was attacked by three of the suspects.

During the assault the suspect's attempted to steal the victim's money from his pocket.

The suspects then ran away and met up with a fourth suspect who acted as a lookout and ran towards Morningside Park.
According to police, the victim suffered facial bruises. The thing is, the attackers ended up fleeing empty-handed -- the delivery man held on tight to that cash. More here: Police Seek Four Suspects In Beating Of Manhattan Delivery Man.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit your tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting your tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.

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