2006-10-05 / Other News

Man Hurt During E. 86th St. Robbery

By Charles Rogers

Injured man is taken to ambulance by Emergency Medical Service paramedics after he was bludgeoned by man who had just robbed catering supply business on East 86th Street near Foster Avenue, police said. The man burst into the office at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, asked for money and then fled in an unknown direction.                                                    Charles RogersInjured man is taken to ambulance by Emergency Medical Service paramedics after he was bludgeoned by man who had just robbed catering supply business on East 86th Street near Foster Avenue, police said. The man burst into the office at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, asked for money and then fled in an unknown direction. Charles Rogers One man was injured Tuesday after-noon when a catering supply house on East 86th Street near Foster Avenue was robbed at gunpoint, po-lice said.

Patrol officers from the 69th Pre-cinct responded to the office of Zone Chefs, 527 East 86th Street, at about 1 p.m. on October 2 after a lone thief held the owner, 60, and a male and female worker at bay with a handgun.

Police sources said the owner, 60, told them he and the staffers were in the middle of a meeting when the thief, wearing a blue mask, burst in the door of the nondescript building and an-nounced the holdup. He displayed a silver handgun, held it to the owner's head and then told the victims to lie on the floor. Then he methodically took a metal chain from a woman and wallets and cash from the two men. The owner said the thief then struck the other male worker, 49, in the head with the butt of the wea-pon and fled in an unknown direction. As soon as he left, the owner said he called 911.

None of the names of the victims was released. The injured man was taken to Brookdale Hospital by Emer-gency Medical Service ambulance.

The suspect was described as about five-feet, eight-inches tall and weighing about 150 lbs. He was wearing a tee shirt and blue jeans, besides the mask, at the time of the robbery. Any-one with information is asked to call, the 69th Precinct Detective Squad at (718) 257-6215 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls will be kept strictly confidential.

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