A delivery man was hospitalized after being assaulted by three juveniles on Palisades Ave. in Union City, Wednesday, January 7, 2015.
It was nearly 11:00pm when the victim, an employee of Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant, was attacked at an apartment building on Palisades Ave. After ringing the bell, he was let into the building by a juvenile male who immediately struck him in the face. As he fell to the floor, two other juvenile males appeared from the stairway and began kicking him. The victim was able to deter the juveniles by shouting that police were on their way. The suspects grabbed the Chinese food and fled the scene. No other proceeds were taken. When police arrived, they found the victim on the hallway floor covered in blood from a laceration on his right eyebrow. EMS arrived with Detectives L. Hernandez and Sgt. Goodwin and the victim was transported to Hackensack University Medical center without further incident.
The victim was only able to see the first juvenile that struck him and described him to be a young, hispanic, male, possibly a high school student, wearing beige school-uniform-style pants and a dark coat.
As of today, one juvenile has been apprehended and police are still searching for the other two suspects. Police are reviewing footage from surveillance cameras that are present at the Colin Powel School, located directly across the street, as well as in the surrounding areas.
No other details are available at this time.