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FIGHT A LA CARTE: Bronx food cart worker scares off armed mugger

2019-02-10

Video shows the moment an armed thief robs a food cart operator, who tries to grab the muggers gun, cops said.

A feisty Bronx Halal cart worker scared off a mugger who held a gun to his head during a late-night robbery, police said Saturday.

Two men hungry for cash approached the cart on White Plains Road near E. 225th St. in Williamsbridge about 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 23, said cops.

Police are looking for two men who robbed a food cart in the Bronx. (NYPD)

One of the men ran into an enclosure around the cart, and aimed a gun at the vendor, video shows. The other robber followed close behind.

The crooks grabbed an undetermined amount of cash from the cart, and ran.

As the suspects backed away, the cart worker tried to snatch the armed man’s gun, the video shows.

The cart worker then pushes a swinging door against the men as they ran away.

No shots were fired, and the victim was not injured.

The two suspects wore sweatpants and hoodies, and covered their faces with scarves, police said.

Anyone with information about the robbery can the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477.