HARLEM (PIX11)—The search for four teens who brutally attacked a Chinese food delivery man intensified Wednesday, a day after surveillance video showing the disturbing assault at a Harlem building was released by police.
According to authorities, the suspects called in a Chinese food order on April 22 at roughly 4:20 p.m., and then laid in wait inside of 40 Morningside Ave.
As the surveillance video shows, the delivery man steps off the elevator on the sixth floor and is immediately ambushed by three of the suspects. They throw the man to the ground and attempt to take money out of his pockets. The victim fights back fiercely, kicking at his attackers while lying on his back.
In the video the fourth suspect can be seen off to the side, acting as a lookout during the robbery.
Finally, one of the suspects grabs the food, but then decides to throw it at the delivery man and all four take off running towards Morningside Park.
Police are looking for four attackers identified as black males, all between the ages of 15 and 19.
The first suspect has a medium build, between 6' and 6'2", and was wearing a black and gray hoodie, blue jeans and a red knapsack.
The second suspect has a dark complexion, medium build, between 5'6"-5'8", and was wearing a black hooded "Nautica" jacket with white on the back and sleeves and dark colored pants.
The third suspect has a medium build, between 5'6"-5'8", and was wearing a blue bubble jacket, dark pants.
The fourth has a small build, 5'4-5'7, and was wearing a yellow hood sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 577 TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.