E. Village deli robbed at knifepoint

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Two men in their 20s robbed an employee at an

East Village deli early on Thurs., March 7, police said.

The pair reportedly entered the place, at 149 First Ave., between Ninth and 10th Sts., about 10 minutes after midnight. They approached a 45-year-old employee behind the cash register, and one of them displayed a knife and demanded his property. They stole cash and the victim’s wallet.

One of the suspects, according to police, in the armed robbery of an East Village deli. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)

The two fled in an unknown direction with $2,200.

The suspects are described as a Hispanic male, last seen wearing a hoodie and all-dark clothing, and a black male, wearing a gray hoodie and burgundy jacket.

The alleged second robber in deli robbery. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)

Police provided surveillance photos taken at the location during the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the CrimeStoppers Web site at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.