Delivery boy stabbed to death, stolen electric bike near Sara D. Roosevelt park – CBS New York


NEW YORK (CBSNew York) – Police said a delivery man was killed and his electric bike stolen on the Lower East Side on Saturday.

Police released a new video on Sunday and said they needed help identifying the suspect seen wearing a hoodie, CBS2’s Christina Fan reported.

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The suspect allegedly stabbed the 51-year-old delivery driver to death as he robbed the victim of his electric bicycle.

Officers found the victim near Sara D. Roosevelt Park around 1 a.m. Saturday with a facial injury and a stab in the stomach.

Maurice DuBois of CBS2 recently spoke with two delivery people, who said their jobs constantly put them at risk of being robbed.

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After dozens of workers were beaten up and deprived of their bikes and livelihoods while on the job, they formed a group called The Delivery Boys to patrol the Willis Avenue Bridge after their shifts.

“Every day I am afraid that something else could happen to me on the street,” Cheick Mohamed, a 26-year-old immigrant from Mali, told DuBois.

In a recent survey, 54% of delivery people, many of them immigrants, said they had been robbed. About 30% said they were assaulted during the theft.

Saturday’s stabbing marked the 11th delivery man killed on the job in 2021.

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If you recognize the suspect in the surveillance video, please call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.


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