KEY POINTS

  • The victim was delivering a pizza to a home when a group of robbers started taunting him
  • The group pushed him over and beat him up before stealing money and the pizza
  • Two out of five men were caught by police and the remaining three are being searched for

A group of robbers assaulted a 62-year-old Staten Island pizza delivery man after knocking him down onto the ground before stealing $100 in cash and his pie, police said Monday.

According to the New York Police Department (NYPD), the victim was delivering a pizza to a home in St. George at the Richmond Terrace Houses on Jersey Street before five men started pestering him around 6:15 p.m. on February 10, reported the Staten Island Advance.

In the footage of the incident obtained New York Daily News,  one of the robbers can be seen pretending to pay the delivery man a counterfeit $20 bill before taking it back as one of his partners attempted to snatch the pizza from the delivery man.

The delivery man held onto the pizza when one of the men tried grabbing it, police reportedly said. Then one of the other men swung his fist at the delivery man, which caused him to fall over.

The NYPD further said that one of the robbers kicked the deliveryman in the head while he was curling up to protect himself. One of the men stole the cash and pizza while he was down.

The pizza delivery man sustained bruising and swelling to his face, and cuts covered his hands. Medics treated him on the scene.

Police were quick to arrest two out of the five men involved in the robbery and assault, but they're still looking for the remaining three.

According to police, one of the suspects arrested is 18-year-old Lamont Almon, who lives near the crime scene. He was charged with robbery.

The other suspect police arrested is a 16-year-old whose name was kept confidential due to his age. The police charged him with robbery, criminal possession of stolen property, petty larceny, and grand larceny.

The police are urging the public to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS should they have any details about the three remaining suspects. All conversations will be kept private.

A similar incident involving pizza delivery happened in 2016. A 49-year-old Florida man was released on bail after he was arrested for making multiple pranks for pizza, which led to almost $700 in losses for restaurants he called. A condition for his release, which cost thousands of dollars, was that he wouldn't be allowed to order any more pizzas.

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