UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (PIX11) — A good Samaritan who tried to break up an armed robbery at an Upper West Side smoke shop was shot in the foot early Monday, according to police.
Four crooks were attempting to rob the Lincoln Convenience smoke shop on Broadway near West 71st Street around 4:20 a.m. when the customer decided to step in, authorities said.
Video shows the customer, an employee of a nearby McDonald’s, wrestle with one of the robbers. One of the thieves opened fire on the customer, striking him in the foot, officials said. The group then fled with cash from the store’s register, police said.
The victim was taken by first responders to an area hospital, where he was listed in what police described as stable condition.
No arrests had been made as of early Monday, and detailed physical descriptions of the suspects were not immediately available.
The robbers posed as customers before pulling out guns, sources said.