Man Stabbed To Death And Robbed E-Bike In Manhattan Reportedly Delivered Food

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The victim, who was fatally stabbed and whose e-bike was stolen in Manhattan’s Chinatown early Saturday morning, was reported to be an on-the-job food delivery worker.

Police said the 51-year-old man was found around 1:05 a.m. on Hester Street, near Chrystie Street, with cuts to his face and a stab wound to his stomach. According to WABC-TVwas on her way to food delivery when the unidentified victim was attacked. Video footage shows police cordoning off the crime scene and detectives behind yellow tape inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park. A Grubhub bag and a helmet can be seen next to the police tape. The victim reportedly flagged a Parks Department employee for help.

The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital and was later pronounced dead. So far, the police have no suspects.

An email sent to Grubhub was not immediately returned.

Delivery workers have been victims of violence while at work in separate incidents. in Queens, Xing Long Linwas on his scooter when he was run over by a driver who crashed into a restaurant’s outdoor dining setup on April 30. No charges were made against the driver. At the beginning of the same month, Francisco Villalva shot dead While at work at a playground in East Harlem. A man had approached Villalva at gunpoint and demanded that he put down his bike. In all three cases, the deliverers were at work.

E-bikes have been known to cost up to $2,000, which is costly for underpaid delivery workers. Last month, the New York City Council gave a sweep invoice package It aims to improve the working conditions of delivery workers. They included setting minimum payments per trip for delivery workers, how far they would go to deliver food, and mandatory access to restaurant bathrooms.

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