Police were searching late Wednesday for three men suspected of robbing several deliverymen in the East Village.
They say a man, seen above, and his accomplices approached a man delivering food on the 13th floor at 108 Avenue D at around 11:15 p.m. on March 29.
The suspects allegedly punched the deliveryman in the face, threw him to the ground and stole his money.
Police say the men struck again on April 7, approaching two deliverymen on the same floor of the same building. One of the attacked men was 61 years old.
They say the suspects punched one victim in the face and stole cash from both victims.
One neighbor who spoke with NY1 says he feels badly for the victims, who were just trying to earn a living.
"It's sad you know...hard working people coming to this building for many years. I don't think it's right for somebody to come and take that money from them," said one tenant.
"We hear about this happening all the time in this neighborhood: deliverymen getting jumped for the money and the food," said another.
The man seen above is said to be 20 to 25 years old, 6-feet-2-inches and weighs between 250 to 300 pounds.
The other two other men are said to be between the ages of 20 and 25 years old and weigh around 170 pounds.
This latest case comes as a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy were arrested Wednesday in connection with a robbery of a deliveryman in Morningside Heights, Manhattan. Police are still searching for two other teenaged suspects.
Anyone with information on the cases should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.