Youths caught on camera videotaping downtown deli robbery
Three young men - one who pulled on a skeleton mask and two others sporting Yankees caps - robbed an employee of the Bleecker Farm and Deli of his cellphone at knifepoint early Saturday morning while one, grinning from under his backwards baseball cap, filmed the heist with a cam corder.
The lensman seemed oblivious to the fact that the robbery at 272 Bleecker, near Morton St., was also being recorded by a store video camera.
The suspects are believed to be Hispanic and in their teens or 20s. Anyone with information is asked to log a tip in at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS, or text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIPS577.