Wednesday, April 27, 2011


HARLEM,  NY (PIX11) -- Police are searching for four suspects after the brutal attack of a delivery man was caught on tape by surveillance cameras in the hallway of a Harlem building.
According to police, 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.
In the video the delivery man can be seen stepping off the elevator on the sixth floor immediately before three of the suspects attack him.  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 black males, all between the ages of 15 and 19. 
The first suspect has a medium build, is 6'00"-6'02", and was wearing a black and gray hoodie, blue jeans and a red knapsack.
The second suspect has a dark complexion, medium build, 5'06"-5'08", 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, 5'06"-5'08", 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.

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