Punk threatens, attacks Coney deli workers in Christmas Day assault

Punk threatens, attacks Coney deli workers in Christmas Day assault
Wanted: Police are searching for this man, who they say threatened and assaulted employees at a Coney Island deli — located at Mermaid Avenue and W. 32nd Street — on Christmas.

Some heartless hooligan threatened and clocked employees at a Coney Island deli on Christmas Day, cops said.

The Scrooge strode into the Mermaid Avenue mart at West 32nd Street around 4:20 pm on Dec. 25., flashed a knife, and demanded the worker behind the counter hand over cash, police said.

The brute then repeatedly punched a second employee, before fleeing on foot without any green, according to officials, who said paramedics brought the second victim to a nearby hospital for treatment to a laceration on his hand.

Officers described the malefactor as in his 20s and roughly 5-feet-10-inches tall, and said he was last seen wearing a white hoodie, dark pants, and dark sneakers.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are confidential.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at jmcshane@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.

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