Posted on July 1, 2021

Postal Worker Badly Beaten by Men on Dirt Bikes

CBS New York, June 30, 2021

A mail carrier is recovering after suffering several broken bones in his face.

Police said he was assaulted by at least two men on dirt bikes and they remain at large, CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported Wednesday.

One business owner said he saw a group of several men on dirt bikes riding around a Greenpoint, Brooklyn neighborhood aggressively, right before the assault happened.

Police released new surveillance video that very clearly captures the whole incident. It shows a 57-year-old U.S. Postal Service mail carrier pushing his cart near McGuinness Boulevard and Nassau Avenue at around 6 p.m. on Monday when a man riding a bike illegally on a sidewalk pulls up behind him. The mail carrier is seen swiping at him with his keys and the suspect lashes back at him and then the situation turns violent.

A second man, wearing almost identical clothing as the first — silver helmets and white shirts — joins in and continuously punches the mail carrier. Police said the victim suffered multiple broken facial bones {snip}


Some Greenpoint residents said they are less and less surprised by crime, and feel the city is headed in the wrong direction.

“Now, crazy things happen,” one said.

“The police don’t do nothing, don’t do nothing, nothing, nothing,” another said.


The mail carrier’s next-door neighbor said he spoke to the man’s family who told him they’re tired of the city and are heading for Florida.

“‘We’re leaving New York for good.’ They’re not gonna come back,” Jose Machado said.