PARKCHESTER, the Bronx — A store employee was punched while trying to stop a man who allegedly stole from the Bronx business last month, authorities said.
It happened on June 4 inside the Dollar Tree store in the vicinity of Westchester and Pugsley avenues, police said.
The suspect removed items from the shelves and placed them into a plastic bag and tried to leave without paying, cops said.
When the 43-year-old store employee tried to prevent the man from leaving with the stolen items, the suspect punched him in the face, according to police.
He fled into a residential building on the block, cops said.