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NYPD searches for accused shoplifter who punched 69-year-old Queens bodega worker

A person accused of shoplifting from a Queens bodega sucker-punched a 69-year-old employee on the retailer in a stunning incident caught on digital camera.

Surveillance video launched by police Monday exhibits the person stroll into the Lengthy Island Metropolis bodega on the nook of twenty first Avenue and fortieth Avenue shortly earlier than midday on Aug. 8 and allegedly stuff meals gadgets into his pocket.

The accused shoplifter hits the Bodega worker.
EMS transported the employee to Astoria Normal Hospital, the place he was in steady situation.
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The bodega worker watches as the person makes an attempt to stroll out of the shop with out paying and intercepts him, the video exhibits.

He grabs the suspect and recovers the gadgets, however as he turns to stroll away, the would-be shoplifter whacks the 69-year-old behind the pinnacle, sending him tumbling to the ground, in line with the video and police.

The suspect seems to threaten the employee and different staff earlier than fleeing, the video exhibits.

The accused shoplifter hits the Bodega worker.
The accused shoplifter walked into the Lengthy Island Metropolis bodega on Aug. 8 and stuffed gadgets into his pocket.
DCPI

EMS rushed the employee to Astoria Normal Hospital in steady situation.

The suspect stays at giant.

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