Caught on Camera: Sanitation Workers Assaulted, Phone Stolen | East New York, Brooklyn

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The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of four unidentified males who are sought in connection with a robbery within the confines of the 75th Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on March 10, 2021 at 0140 hours in the vicinity of Milford Street and Pitkin Avenue, Victim #1, a 42-year-old male on-duty DSNY sanitation worker and Victim #2, a 43-year-old male on-duty DSNY sanitation worker, were in uniform and collecting refuse/recycling along their route, when they were approached by three unidentified males who exited a red Chrysler 300 that was operated by a fourth unidentified male. The three unidentified males approached Victim #1 and struck him about the body with a baseball bat and a golf club. One of the unidentified males displayed a knife. The unidentified males removed Victim #1’s Samsung Galaxy cellphone. Victim #2, who was not injured, came to the assistance of Victim #1 and was menaced by the unidentified males. The unidentified males fled in the red Chrysler 300.

Video from the vicinity of the incident location is attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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