Burglars Smash Deli Front Door During Mid-Day Robbery In Coney Island

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(Photo provided by the NYPD)

(Photo provided by the NYPD)

Cops are searching for two men — one dressed as a construction worker — who smashed through a glass door at a Coney Island deli Monday during a brazen mid-day robbery.

Police say the criminals entered the store, located on Mermaid Avenue near West 22nd Street, just before 5pm. They lifted the front gate and then broke the glass door to get into the business, where the stole an undetermined amount of cash, iPhone chargers, cigars and moisturizer, according to the NYPD.

Authorities released surveillance photos of the robbers, showing one of them wearing a hardhat and orange safety vest.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.

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  • Mel

    This is the perfect cover for them–especially with all the construction in the area. Mermaid Avenue’s a mess!

  • Sean F

    “cash, iPhone chargers, cigars and moisturizer”

    Makes sense. Cigar smoke can be very drying to the facial skin.

    I wonder why a deli was closed and gated before 5pm?