Man arrested in unprovoked attacks at Chelsea grocery stores, 1 with a hammer

Kimberly Dole
August 03, 2020 - 2:41 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Officials on Sunday arrested a man in connection to two separate attacks on grocery store workers in Chelsea.

Police cuffed 27-year-old Oscar Apronti in the attacks that occurred in April and in July.

In the July attack, officials said Apronti struck a 64-year-old male employee of Gristedes Supermarket located at 225 9th Avenue with a hammer.

Officials also said Apronti attacked a 25-year-old employee at around 6 a.m. on April 2, in front of Chelsea Fine Food on 8th Avenue.

Authorities believe the attacks were unprovoked.

Apronti faces several charges in both attacks including assault, stalking, and criminal possession of a weapon.