Stewart, a Roosevelt Island resident, reports on an assault that took place Saturday night outside of Gristedes. According to Stewart:
I walked out of the garage and saw a FDNY EMT truck and no less than 20 NYPD uniformed, detectives, plain clothes and PSD personnel in and outside Gristedes. We were going in to rent some movies and saw a couple of the young employees bloodied up. I talked to a few ppl and were told that these kids were pistol whipped right outside Gristedes. One of the employees said that these guys all had guns. We got there around 9:40 ish.According to a NYPD Spokesperson:
Pretty hardcore stuff for this to happen anywhere.
The victim was leaving work last night when three males came up from behind him, threw him to the ground, searched his pockets and took his iPhone. One of the suspects was seen with a gun.The suspects have not been apprehended.
No response from Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) to my inquiry today about the incident.
Click here for April 2013 RIOC Public Safety Blotter.