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Robber slugs 61-year-old Staten Island bagel shop employee in the face

Posted at 8:46 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 20:46:45-04

STATEN ISLAND — A robber punched a 61-year-old Staten Island bagel shop employee in the face, knocking him to the floor, before he made off with thousands in cash, police said Tuesday.

The robber attacked the employee behind the counter of Hot Bagels on Arthur Kill Road early on Sept. 29, officials said.

While the worker was on the floor, another employee came out from the back of the store, police said. The robber pulled out a screwdriver, punched the second worker in the arm and forced him to open the cash register. He took about $8,800.

Police have asked for help identifying the robbert.

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