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NYPD: Former employees beat construction foreman with metal pipes in LIC

Alleged perpetrator

Alleged perpetrator

Dec. 7, 2015 Staff Report

Police are searching for one of two men who allegedly went onto a construction site where they had previously worked and demanded money from the foreman.

The men struck the foreman with metal pipes at the 41-11 24th St. site on Nov. 25 at 4:20 pm, before running off with his cell phone, according to the NYPD.

The alleged perpetrators got into a dispute with the 39-year-old foreman after claiming that they hadn’t been paid for work that they had previously completed, according to police.

The men then struck the foreman with metal pipes, removed his Samsung Galaxy cell phone, which is valued at $360, and fled the scene.

The foreman suffered lacerations, bruising and bleeding to his leg, hand, arm and back, the NYPD said.

EMS responded and took the victim to Cornell Medical Center where he was treated and released.

One of the suspects, Walter Molina, 26, of Staten Island, returned to the construction site on December 3rd and was arrested. He faces robbery charges, according to police.

Police released a photo of the unidentified, un-apprehended suspect, which was provided by the victim.

Police are asking anyone with any information to call 1-800-577-TIPS.

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