NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for a man and a woman who they said were seen on surveillance video attacking and robbing a food delivery man in the Bronx.
It happened Feb. 2 as the 21-year-old victim, Ahmed Sayed, was making a Chinese food delivery at a building on Olinville Avenue near Britton Street in the Allerton neighborhood.
Police said he was in the lobby when he was pushed by a man and a woman. The two then punched and kicked the victim before forcing him to the ground, according to police.
Once on the ground, police said the suspects searched through the man’s pockets, took his cell phone and cash and fled.
Sayed was left with minor injuries. His sister told CBS2 he’s recovering, but is afraid of the publicity.
The attack was captured on surveillance video and police said the suspects were also seen on other surveillance video at a nearby store.
“Oh no, that’s terrible,” one woman reacted to the video.
“That’s in this building? That’s (expletive) wrong,” another added.
Also disturbing, is the fact that bystanders can be seen watching as the assault unfolded, CBS2’s Lou Young reported. In fact, one casually bounced a basketball in the background.
Security in the building is not an afterthought. The heavy steal door locks and there are cameras everywhere. People who live there said they know things can happen because it’s New York, but to see the video touches a nerve.
“People get desperate, but dang that’s a little extreme,” one woman said.
“It’s very scary. Like other people say, we’ve got to live here. I’m disabled, you know what I’m saying? I’m scared coming out, scared going in,” a man added.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782), visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.