Shocking moment gunman rips $8,000 gold chain from neck of delivery driver after shooting him in the leg in brazen daylight robbery in Manhattan
- A delivery driver, 55, was held at gunpoint and shot in East Harlem on Monday after a robber approached him and stole his $8,000 gold chain
- The two struggled over the necklace until the attacker, believed to be in his 30s, shot the man in the leg and ripped off the jewelry off his neck
- The gunman then fled the scene in a black BMW and the victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment
- Overall violent crime is up 38 percent in the Big Apple
New York City police are on the hunt for an armed thief, who ambushed a NYC delivery driver in broad daylight before shooting the man in the leg and stealing his $8,000 gold chain.
The NYPD released footage of the incident, showing the tall, slender gunman in a gray zip-up approaching the delivery driver, 55, and pulling out a gun on East 129th Street in East Harlem around 1.30pm on Monday.
In the video, the unidentified attacker, who is believed to be in his 30s, is shown running up to the victim, as he opened the back of his delivery truck.
The gunman draws his weapon and reaches toward the man’s neck, grabbing onto his chain.
The two men briefly struggle and the assailant points the handgun at the man’s chest.
The delivery driver pushes the weapons away as they continue to struggle.
The gunman then shots the man in leg, according to police, before ripping the expensive necklace off his neck and fleeing in a black BMW.
A shameless robber held a delivery driver, 55, at gunpoint to steal an $8,000 gold chain off the man’s neck
The two struggled as they fought over the necklace. The assailant, believed to be in his 30s, eventually shot the man in the leg before ripping off the chain and fleeing the scene
The victim was transported to NYC Health + Hospital in Harlem, where he was treated and released, according to police.
The NYPD is now asking for the public’s help in identifying the gunman, who was described by police as having a ‘dark complexion, [weighing around] 180 pounds, approximately 5-foot-9-inches tall with a thin build.’
‘He was last seen wearing gray sweat jacket, light blue jeans and white sneakers,’ the NYPD said in a statement.
The incident is just another shameless crime happening in New York City, as the Big Apple continues to rot.
Overall violent crime is up 38.4 percent in the city, with robbery up almost 40 percent.
Shootings have actually declined in recent months, down 7.1 percent compared to the same time last year, but the occurrence of these incidents are still historically high.
Mayor Eric Adams, 61, has vowed to lower crimes in New York and even wore an ‘End Gun Violence’ blazer to the Met Gala last month.
However, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani criticized the new mayor, who has only been in office since January, saying he ‘hasn’t done a damn thing’ to solve the ongoing problem.
Giuliani, who was mayor between January 1994 and December 2001, also poured scorn on the mayor’s social calendar and continual partying – whether it be showing up at theatre premieres, heading to the West Coast to hobnob with celebrities and billionaires or attending the Met Gala.
‘Adams hasn’t done a damn thing,’ Giuliani told the New York Post last month. ‘So far, he’s the biggest failure of a new mayor in America. He’s the worst failure of any new first-year mayor in New York City in my lifetime.’
Giuliani, who earned the title of America’s Mayor after ushering the city through the horrors of 9/11 before becoming a punching bag for his support of Donald Trump, also suggested Adams should lie low when it comes to his social engagements until he has made some real progress.