Diner Worker Brings Knife to Gun Fight and Wins

Crosstown Diner Worker Scares Off Armed Robber 

BRONX- A diner worker brought a knife to a gunfight and managed to win. Cops say an employee at Crosstown Diner scared off an armed gunman with a kitchen knife. 

The NYPD released surveillance video of the robber who entered the Bronx diner through an open rear door. Now cops are hoping the public can recognize the robber and turn him in.

According to police, the suspect wearing a black stocking over his face, entered the diner along Bruckner Boulevard at around 4:30 am on May 31. The robber approached a 67-year-old employee and displayed a handgun. He threatened to shoot the worker if he tried to stop him from robbing the restaurant. 

Startled the victim fell to the ground and struck his head. And that’s when things got weird. 

According to cops a 61-year-old employee sprang into action. Wielding a knife the worker scared off the gunman. 

Surveillance video shows the gunman slowly back away trying to calm the employee down before fleeing out the back door empty handed. 

The 67-year-old employee was taken to Jacobi where he was treated for the laceration with stitches. 

The gunman is described as a black male who is 5 foot 11 and weighs 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, white shorts, white sneakers and wearing a black stocking over his head.

Anyone with information is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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