A shoplifter bludgeoned a Brooklyn laundromat employee with a hammer when the worker caught him red-handed final week, new video shows.
The suspect entered the Aqua Wash laundromat on East 98th Road close to Livonia Avenue in Brownsville simply earlier than 5 a.m. Thursday, cops mentioned.
Footage launched late Tuesday shows him going to the again of the shop, the place cops say he tried to grab up some objects – which appeared to incorporate a couple of bottles of bleach – with out paying.
At that time, the employee, a 70-year-old man, tried to cease him, cops mentioned.
The suspect grabbed a hammer that belonged to the shop and struck the employee about 4 occasions over the top – because the senior grabbed maintain of him and tried to cease him, based on cops and the footage.
The suspect stumbled and dropped his loot on the ground, however allegedly took off with the hammer.
The sufferer was handled on scene by EMS for cuts on his head.
Police are nonetheless in search of the suspect, proven sporting a light-weight inexperienced shirt, darkish pink shorts and yellow cap.