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Paint Bucket Weapon of Choice in Attempted Robbery in New York: Police

Two would-be-robbers in New York lashed out at their victim with a paint bucket, police say.

Police are hunting for the bucket-wielding suspects after a man was stopped on Overing Street in the Bronx Saturday afternoon and asked to hand over his property.

When the 23-year-old victim said he didn't have anything to give the pair, one of them picked up a paint bucket and threw it at him.

Police said the victim yelled for help and three men came to his aid. The good Samaritans tried to hold down the bucket-thrower and his partner, but they got away.

The NYPD is now searching for two men, both about 18 years old, both wearing dark-dark colored clothing.

Anyone with information can call 1-800-577-TIPS.

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