Security footage show chaos arises from two shooters holding diners outside an upscale New York City restaurant on Wednesday.
The brutal robbery, which police said led to a 28-year-old man being shot in the leg, happened after 1 p.m. 22 outside Philippe Chow on East 60th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
A dark-colored SUV pulled up outside the restaurant as two masked men stood outside and approached eating. The suspects went to two men who were eating at separate tables.
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One of the suspects allegedly stole a 31-year-old diner’s Rolex Submariner in stainless steel, a $ 10,000 watch, sources told the New York Post.
The other suspect allegedly tried to steal a 28-year-old man, later identified as Melchior Cooke, who was at a restaurant on a date, police said. He resisted and grabbed the robber’s gun before it went off and shot him in the leg. The robber dropped the weapon and immediately fled the scene.
Police are looking for suspects and are asking the public for help.
“We think patrons have no connection to anyone else, the two perps come out, they go straight to the tables that each one was sitting at, we think this is a robbery for high-end jewelry,” the NYPD chief said. detective James Essig.
Police say a third suspect may have been involved in the shooting.
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Cooke was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell by the first responders for treatment on a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
The Washington Examiner contacted the NYPD for comment, but did not receive a response prior to publication.
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