Police Seek Suspect in Violent Holdup of Seward Park Liquors
Police are searching for the suspect, who also struck a Greenwich Village shoe store.
Sunday afternoon at around 12:45, the perp entered the Ludlow Street liquor store and began threatening the clerk – owner John DeBlasio’s son – with a wine bottle. He then followed the 41-year-old victim and hurled more bottles from the shelf. Surveillance footage obtained by CBS Local shows the attacker subsequently grabbing $200 from the register and fleeing.
An hour later, the same suspect hit Reno Fashion on LaGuardia Place. He is seen on tape repeatedly punching two elderly employees – a 66-year-old man and an 88-year-old woman, who fought back.
According to cops, the suspect hit the man on the head with several glass jars and a ceramic pot.