Shocking moment a gunman rips the $8,000 gold chain from the delivery driver’s neck after shooting him in the leg during a brazen daylight robbery in Manhattan
- A 55-year-old delivery driver was held at gunpoint and shot dead Monday in East Harlem after a robber approached him and stole his $8,000 gold chain.
- The two fought over the necklace until the attacker, believed to be in his 30s, shot the man in the leg and ripped the jewelry from his neck.
- The shooter then fled the scene in a black BMW and the victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
- Overall violent crime is up 38% in the Big Apple
New York police are on the hunt for an armed robber, who ambushed a New York delivery driver in broad daylight before shooting the man in the leg and stealing his 8 gold chain $000.
The NYPD released footage of the incident, showing the tall, thin shooter in a gray zipper approaching the delivery driver, 55, and pulling out a gun on East 129th Street in East Harlem around 1:30 p.m. Monday .
In the video, the unidentified assailant, believed to be in his 30s, is shown running towards the victim as he opens the back of his delivery truck.
The shooter pulls out his gun and reaches for the man’s neck, grabbing his chain.
The two men struggle briefly and the assailant points the handgun at the man’s chest.
The delivery driver pushes the guns away as they continue to struggle.
The gunman then shot the man in the leg, police say, before ripping the expensive necklace from his neck and fleeing in a black BMW.
A brazen thief held a 55-year-old delivery driver at gunpoint to steal an $8,000 gold chain from the man’s neck
The two fought as they fought over the necklace. The attacker, believed to be in his 30s, eventually shot the man in the leg before ripping off the chain and fleeing the scene.
The victim was transported to NYC Health + Hospital in Harlem, where she was treated and released, according to police.
The NYPD is now asking for the public’s help in identifying the shooter, who was described by police as having a “dark complexion, [weighing around] 180 pounds, about 5 feet 9 inches tall with a slim build.
“He was last seen wearing a gray track jacket, light blue jeans and white sneakers,” the NYPD said in a statement.
The incident is just another shameless crime happening in New York as the Big Apple continues to rot.
Overall, violent crime rose 38.4% in the city, and robbery nearly 40%.
Shootings have actually declined in recent months, down 7.1% from the same time last year, but the frequency of such incidents remains historically high.
Mayor Eric Adams, 61, has pledged to reduce crime in New York and even wore an ‘End Gun Violence’ blazer to the Met Gala last month.
However, former mayor Rudy Giuliani slammed the new mayor, who has only been in office since January, saying he “did nothing” to address the ongoing issue.
Giuliani, who served as mayor between January 1994 and December 2001, has also despised the mayor’s social calendar and continual parties — whether showing up at theater premieres, traveling to the West Coast to rub shoulders with celebrities and billionaires or to attend the Met Gala.
“Adams didn’t do anything,” Giuliani told the New York Post last month. “So far, he is the biggest failure of a new mayor in America. He is the worst failure of any new freshman mayor in New York in my life.
Giuliani, who won the title of US mayor after guiding the city through the horrors of 9/11 before becoming a punching bag for his support of Donald Trump, also suggested Adams keep a low profile about his commitments. social until he has made some real progress.