The police are looking for a suspect in an East New York assault that appeared to stem from a milk crate theft.
On July 15, around 5:45 p.m., the NYPD says that a suspect "removed an empty milk crate from" in front of the bodega at 781 New Lots Avenue. When the suspect started to leave, a bodega employee then "attempted to stop the suspect before he was struck in the face with the milk crate causing a laceration to his left eye," according to police.
The victim did not ask for medical attention.
The police shared video of the incident, which shows the suspect initially sitting on the crate and then walking away with it. After striking the worker, the suspect then walks down the street:
The suspect is described as being in his 20s and was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, ripped blue jeans, white sneakers and a blue "KC" baseball cap.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.