A tense incident unfolded in front of JG Melon on the Upper East Side on Saturday, just before 4 p.m., as at least one shot was discharged during an attempted robbery. The eatery, located on the corner of 74th Street and Third Avenue, became the scene of a frightening altercation.
According to police reports, two males approached a 22-year-old man who was patiently waiting for a table. The suspects demanded the young man’s watch, leading to a confrontation. In the midst of the altercation, one of the suspects fired a single bullet. Fortunately, no one was hit, and there were no reported injuries.
The swift response from law enforcement ensured the safety of those in the vicinity. As of now, no arrests have been made in connection to the incident, and investigations are ongoing.
The community is left shaken by this alarming episode, and local authorities are actively working to gather information that will aid in identifying and apprehending the suspects. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the need for vigilance and public safety measures in our neighborhoods.
Residents and patrons are encouraged to remain cautious and report any relevant information to the police to assist in the ongoing investigation. The safety of the community remains a top priority, and collaborative efforts are underway to ensure incidents like these are thoroughly addressed.