New video shows pair accused of targeting food deliverymen in Crown Heights

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CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — Police are searching for two men wanted in connection to a string of robberies targeting food deliverymen that occurred since late July in Crown Heights.

The most recent robberies happened on August 12 when the pair attacked two men 45 minutes apart and allegedly pulled a gun on the second delivery man.

The pair struck on Pacific Street for the second time when they grabbed a delivery man by the neck, punched him in the face and took $100 from him. The two men ran away. The 20-year-old victim refused medical attention.

Around 45 minutes later, the pair made their way back to Saint Marks Avenue where they pulled a gun on another delivery man and demanded his money. Before he could hand anything over, the two ran north when they saw an uninvolved vehicle coming their way, according to police.

The first incident was reported on July 26 when the two men allegedly approached a 17-year-old delivery boy who was delivering a food order to an address on Saint Marks Avenue, police said. The men then sprayed the delivery boy in the face with an unknown chemical substance and demanded that he hand over the food order.

The men grabbed the order, which included two chicken sandwiches, two cheeseburgers, three slices of pizza, two cans of soda, ice cream and banana pudding, police said. They ran away with the order. The victim suffered eye discomfort and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

A few days later on July 31, one of the men struck again in the same Crown Heights area at New York Avenue and Pacific Street, according to police. He pushed the delivery man off of his motorized bike and stole the bike, which is valued at $1,450, the NYPD said. The delivery man refused medical attention after the incident.

Then on August 1, a delivery man was delivering pizza to 1752 Dean St. when he was attacked by four men. They pushed him to the ground and took his Samsung Note 3 phone and $300, police said.

The delivery man suffered from pain in his face but refused medical attention. The four men ran with the phone and the cash.

Then a few days later on August 5, two men approached a delivery man on Prospect Place as he was delivering a food order, police said. One of the men put the delivery man in a headlock and the other man took the delivery man's iPhone 6 and his wallet, which held $150, several credit cards as well as his ID and personal documents, according to police.

After snagging the wallet and phone, the two men ran away. The delivery man refused medical attention.

The next day, the two men struck again on Dean Street at the same address as the third incident. Another pizza delivery man was the victim. The two men approached him from behind, grabbed him by the neck and demanded his property, police said.

The two men took seven boxes of pizza, valued at $100, and the delivery man's wallet. His wallet held $160, several credit cards and his ID. He refused medical attention.

After grabbing the pizzas and the wallet, the two men ran away.

Police have not offered a description of the attackers but released surveillance video in hopes the public can identify them.

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).