By Maria Rocha-Buschel
A 15-year-old was arrested for attempting to rob a deliveryman at knifepoint in Stuyvesant Town last week.
Police said that the teen, along with another suspect who was not arrested, approached the victim as he was leaving 653 East 14th Street last Wednesday at 8:24 p.m. after making a delivery.
After the teen pulled a knife, the pair demanded cash from the deliveryman, but he managed to push them away without getting injured. The failed muggers then fled the location.
At that point, a bystander who saw the incident activated the emergency phone station connected to Stuy Town’s Public Safety department, and officers from the property as well as NYPD arrived at the scene.
Police searched the area and the 15-year-old, whose name is being withheld due to his young age, was arrested after being positively identified by surveillance footage from a Stuy Town camera. The teen was caught in front of 605 East 14th Street.
“PCVST is grateful to the 13th Precinct for their quick work in apprehending the perpetrator and will continue to support the NYPD in bringing the case to a close,” said Marynia Kruk, the community affairs manager at StuyTown Property Services.
The investigation is ongoing.