Diner was robbed from Rolex at Philippe Chow
Police and witnesses said a man dining outside an expensive Chinese restaurant in Manhattan was shot in the leg on Wednesday night as he tried to fight a pair of armed robbers.
Police said the chaotic scene outside Philip Chow on East 60th Street near Madison Avenue broke out when two men approached the suspect’s eatery and robbed the 31-year-old diner of his Rolex watch for the first time around 10 p.m.
According to police, at least one of them held a gun, then targeted a 28-year-old sitting nearby, who was shot in the leg as he battled the suspects.
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Police and sources said the man who was shot was taken to Weill Cornell Medical Center and is expected to survive.
A hostess at the restaurant witnessed part of the scuffle and said the robbery victim was shot when she resisted the suspects’ demands.
“The boy said he was not going to give her his watch,” said the woman. “They shot him once.”
“It was public in front of everyone. And when he said no, they took out the gun. It’s absolutely terrifying,” she said.
The miscreants fled with a light blue Mercedes. No arrests were made immediately.
In October 2018, rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine’s bodyguard was shot in the stomach outside the same restaurant during a fight.