4 thieves attack workers, trash Bronx gas station after they’re caught shoplifting

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Four would-be shoplifters fled a Bronx gas station after beating up two employees who confronted them, landing one in the hospital, police said Monday.

The robbery happened at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at a BP gas station on Jerome Avenue, near Risse Street, in Van Cortlandt Village.

The crooks started taking items when a 33-year-old worker confronted them, police said. One of the men threw a bottle at him. He was also pushed, repeatedly punched and put in a chokehold.

When a 49-year-old coworker tried to intervene, he was shoved and threatened with a knife.

The thieves damaged some shelves and merchandise before fleeing in a white BMW toward Van Cortland Avenue East, cops said.

The younger worker was transported to Montefiore Medical Center and treated for a broken thumb and bruises to his head and body. The 49-year-old victim sustained bruises to his body and head but did not require medical attention.

Police released pictures of three of the suspects on Monday and asked for the public’s help in identifying them.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

* Article From: Audacy