Editor’s note: A previous version of this story misidentified the business. The story has been updated.
BEDFORD PARK, the Bronx (PIX11) — Four men attacked two workers inside a Bronx gas station Thursday, putting one of them in a chokehold and pulling a knife on the other, police said Monday.
The suspects tried to steal merchandise from the store on Jerome Avenue in Bedford Park at around 11:15 a.m. when a 33-year-old employee tried to stop them, according to the NYPD. One of the robbers then threw a bottle at the worker before the crew began shoving him and his 49-year-old colleague, officials said.
The younger worker was repeatedly punched and put in a chokehold while one of the suspects threatened the other employee with a knife, police said. The 33-year-old worker suffered a broken thumb and both men suffered bruises to the head and body.
The crew then ransacked the gas station before driving off in a white BMW and were last seen heading toward Van Cortland Avenue East, authorities said.
The NYPD released photos of the three of the suspects sought in the incident. There have been no arrests and the investigation remained ongoing.
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