A Lower East Side supermarket owner who confronted four shoplifters was beaten with a skateboard last week, police said.
Cops are searching for the four men who entered Eastern Supermarket on Grand Street about 5:30 p.m. on Friday. The suspects removed merchandise and tried to leave without paying, police said.
When the store owner, 50, approached the victims, he was struck in the face with a skateboard. He was treated at NY Downtown Hospital for his injuries.
Police have released surveillance photos of the suspects.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.