New York News
Would-be robbers mistake bathroom for back door
NEW YORK (WABC) -- Surveillance video was released of two would-be robbers facing a difficult decision in Brooklyn.
Two NYPD officers arrived at the Gourmet Buffalo Deli in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Wednesday as the suspects were assaulting a worker.
"All I remember is they start beating me again with the feet and with the guns too, more times, many, many times," Said Gaafar, the deli clerk said.
While the robbery was unfolding, someone managed to call 911.
Investigators say Officers Favio Quizhpi and Mark Xylas helped get customers and workers out of the deli, while at the same time boxing in the armed suspects, who didn't realize the business they'd chosen to rob was without an exit.
The men spotted the officers and raced to the back of the store.
They kicked open a door but found it only led to a bathroom.
Trapped, the men hid their weapons and then came out to face the music.
20-year-old Isaiah Henderson and 23-year-old James Gillespie were arrested.
A .32 caliber Rossi revolver and a .45 caliber Hi-point semi-automatic firearm were recovered.
Both of the suspects have been charged with 5 counts of 1st Degree Robbery, 5 counts of Robbery in the 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree, 5 counts of Unlawful Imprisonment in the 1st Degree and 5 counts of Menacing in the 2nd Degree.
Get Eyewitness News Delivered
new york city, brooklyn, bedford-stuyvesant, robbery, surveillance video, new york news
- Boston police destroy 2 backpacks at marathon site
- weather: AccuTrack Interactive Radar
- AccuWeather: Sharply Colder
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- Driver arrested after teens get drunk, trash party bus
- Photos: Teenagers trash party bus
- Photos released of man wanted for harassing teen Muslim girl
- NYPD to end Muslim surveillance program
- MLB marks 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson debut
- Miley Cyrus skips concert, is hospitalized
- Boston marks 1 year since deadly Marathon bombings
- Dog saved from burning home in Brooklyn by FDNY
- 13-year-old bystander shot in head in Brooklyn
- Baby found in Victoria's Secret bag died of asphyxia
Eyewitness News Links
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos