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Robbers beat supermarket owner with skateboard

These four suspects are wanted in a Lower East Side robbery.

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.

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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.

 
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