Back in November, at close to midnight a creep inside 8322 20 Avenue — an address police describe as a “grocery bodega named Tyolpen” but that we were unable to locate (it’s possible the shop number was inaccurate in the police report, as 8323 is a grocery) — attempted to pry open the cash register with a screwdriver when the store’s employee was in the back of the shop.
The employee, a 59-year-old male, confronted the screwdriver-wielding thief upon noticing him, at which point the creep struck the employee in the head and torso with his screwdriver before running away without any cash. The 59-year-old employee suffered head lacerations and torso bruising and was taken to Lutheran in fair condition, according to police.
The failed-robber is described a male, 40 to 45 years old, standing 5’8 to 5’10 and weighing 200 to 220lbs. He was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweater, a dark colored jacket, and blue jeans. Police are not sure if he is white or hispanic.
Anyone with information in regards 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 by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.