Bodega Owner on Grand Street Struck With Skateboard After Shoplifting Incident
Police say four suspects tried to swipe merchandise from a Lower East Side bodega and then attacked the owner when he tried to stop them.
The NYPD released these images from a surveillance camera. According to WABC, he incident happened at about 5:30 p.m. on Friday at the Eastern Supermarket, 335 Grand St. (near Ludlow). Police say four young men took some items and walked out the door; the 50 year owner went after them, but they struck him in the face with a skateboard and then ran off. He was taken to New York-Downtown Hospital, treated and released.
If you can help locate the suspects, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).