Combined forces of Shomrim and NYPD arrested a man for stealing a bike and subsequently punching its owner in Boro Park on Monday afternoon.
The NYPD said the incident occurred at Fischman’s grocery at 16th Avenue and 44th Street.
In the initial police investigation, the suspect stole a bike owned by a store owner in the area.
The owner saw the incident and approached the suspect, who reacted by punching the owner in the face before escaping.
The owner immediately called Boro Park Shomrim, who instantly made a chase and collared the suspect along Dahill Road near 43rd Street.
The owner suffered a cut on his face after the incident and was treated for his wounds by Hatzalah.
A criminal case is now being readied against the detained suspect.