A white woman who stopped in a Bronx deli for a sandwich was accused of being a supporter of President Donald Trump, then attacked and robbed by two teenagers, a report says.
The 32-year-old victim entered the Musa Gourmet Deli on Jerome Ave. near E. 167th St. in Highbridge early on the morning of December 2 and was immediately met with verbal assaults from the teens, according to the New York Daily News.
Deli manager Zid Ali said that the teens quickly began taunting the female customer, reportedly calling the woman a “stupid white c***.”
Police also say the teens yelled, “You think you can live here in the Bronx, you Trump supporter? You white b***h!”
Witnesses said they saw the teens pelting the woman with store goods as they continued to yell at her. When she said she would call the police, the two then pushed her around and stole her cell phone and purse. The pair then ran out of the deli and disappeared.
A roommate told the media that the victim is not a Trump supporter.
Police have not arrested anyone for the attack and have no suspects. But the NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the crime.
The suspects are Hispanic, both around 17 years old. One suspect stands 5-foot-8 and weighs about 160 pounds and has short hair. The second is 5-foot-9 and weighs about 160 pounds, according to police.
Police have asked that anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-8477. All calls are confidential.
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