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Robber shoots delivery man in Oxford Circle

Rob­bers lured a Chinese res­taur­ant de­liv­ery man to a va­cant Ox­ford Circle house and shot him on Jan. 28.

The vic­tim, a 60-year-old man, suffered crit­ic­al chest wounds, but sur­vived the am­bush, ac­cord­ing to Capt. Frank Palumbo, com­mand­er of the 2nd Po­lice Dis­trict. The rob­bery was the fourth sim­il­ar crime in the same area in the last month, the cap­tain said.

It happened at about 7:30 p.m. on the 6200 block of Kindred St. In­vest­ig­at­ors be­lieve that sev­er­al un­known cul­prits took part in the crime and used a va­cant house as a dummy ad­dress. They ordered food from a nearby res­taur­ant and at­tacked the de­liv­ery man upon his ar­rival. One of the crooks was armed with a gun and shot the vic­tim, who was treated at Al­bert Ein­stein Med­ic­al Cen­ter. The rob­bers fled.

Palumbo said the meth­od and gen­er­al de­scrip­tions of the rob­bers were sim­il­ar to those re­por­ted in three earli­er crimes in the Sum­mer­dale and Ox­ford Circle area. Po­lice have not re­leased de­tailed de­scrip­tions of the crooks. ••

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