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Food deliveryman assaulted, robbed in Copiague, police say

Suffolk County police are looking for two men who on Monday night robbed a man delivering food to a Copiague house, then drove off in his vehicle.

Police said the two suspects took about $200 from the deliveryman after one punched him in the face and another showed a black handgun.

The victim, 23, was delivering Chinese food to a Cassata Drive home at about 6:20 p.m.; he was ordered to the ground, and the two suspects also took his cellphone in addition to the cash.

The two then drove away in the victim’s delivery vehicle, which was recovered along with the cellphone a short time after the robbery, police said.

The victim had minor injuries but refused medical attention.

The vehicle and cellphone were recovered a short time later.

The suspects are described as being about 6 feet tall and in their late teens to early 20s. Each wore dark clothing, police said.

Anyone with more information can call the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477. All information will be kept confidential.

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