NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are looking for two suspects wanted in a robbery caught on camera in Brooklyn.
CBSN New York’s Dave Carlin spoke exclusively with the victim.
It was around 5:30 p.m. Thursday and still light out when two men entered an apartment building on Union Street in Brownsville. One of them pulled a gun on a deliveryman who was on his way out through the lobby, having just dropped off a food order.
If you could have seen past the 35-year-old victim’s helmet to the look on his face, you would have seen surprise and fear.
“He said, ‘Give me the money,’” said the victim, who did not want to be named.
He says one of the first thing he remembers is seeing the gun in one suspect’s hand.
The pair fled and are on the loose after going through the victim’s clothes and finding about $100.
“He checks my pockets and take all my money,” the victim said.
He’s been on the job for two years and says he’s never been robbed before.
He wasn’t injured and says he’s not nervous about being robbed again and he won’t let the incident stop him.
“I’m not nervous because it’s my job,” he said. “It’s a dangerous job.”
Police say the Brooklyn case does not appear to be connected to recent series of delivery worker robberies in Queens.
At least two food deliverymen were attacked and robbed, both times on Holliswood’s 208th Street. The incidents happened Dec. 19 and Jan. 3.
Back in Brownsville, worried residents hope this teaches every neighbor to enter and exit the building with care and not give strangers easy access.
“They got to be scared because the door is open and they don’t know who’s coming in behind them,” one man said.
Police said they’re searching for two men: One with a medium complexion and thin build, last seen wearing a blue jacket with a white stripe on the sleeves, hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and red sneakers; The other with a dark complexion, last seen wearing a black jacket, black sweatpants and black sneakers.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting 274637.