Beer thieves smash man in face with block of concrete in Bronx

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

PORT MORRIS, the Bronx —A group of beer thieves smashed a man in the face with a block of concrete, police officials said Monday.

Three men snuck through a hole in the fence of a Port Morris CSX train yard around 12:40 a.m. on April 19 to steal several cases of beer, an NYPD spokesperson said. A fourth man in a cab pulled up and the men began to load the beer into the cab.

All four men fled when a 38-year-old CSX agent showed up, police said.

The CSX agent and his partner were taking an inventory of the beer cases at the yard when someone smashed the 38-year-old CSX agent in the face with a block of concrete, police said. He refused medical attention at the scene, but he was later treated for lacerations at a New Jersey hospital.

Police have asked for help identifying two of the culprits who were caught on surveillance video. Officials described the first man as being about 5 feet 6 inches tall. He’s in his early mid-20’s and was last seen wearing a shirt with a large decal and lettering, and a backwards baseball cap.

The second man was also described as being about 5 feet 6 inches tall. He has a beard and was last seen wearing a baseball cap backwards.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).