Bronx Teenager Involved In Beating

Published on April 28, 2011, 7:39 am
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Police have arrested two in the brazen beating of a Chinese food delivery man, who, cops say, was lured by four young men into a Harlem building where he was attacked.

Charles Codrington, 16, from the Bronx, and another 15-year-old suspect whose identity has not been released, are both charged with burglary and robbery, police said Wednesday.

According to authorities, the suspects called in a Chinese food order on April 22 at roughly 4:20 p.m., and then laid in wait inside of a residential building at 40 Morningside Ave.

As the surveillance video shows, the delivery man steps off the elevator on the sixth floor and is immediately ambushed by three of the suspects. They throw the man to the ground and attempt to take money out of his pockets.  The victim fights back fiercely, kicking at his attackers while lying on his back.

In the video the fourth suspect can be seen off to the side, acting as a lookout during the robbery.

Finally, one of the suspects grabs the food, but then decides to throw it at the delivery man and all four take off running towards Morningside Park.

Police are still looking for the two other suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted to the Crime Stoppers website or by texting CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.


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