Sumary of New York delivery riders have formed night patrol groups to protect each other from armed thieves stealing their bikes:
- NYC delivery riders have formed volunteer patrol groups to protect each other amid a surge of armed thefts.
- NYPD data revealed robberies and attempted robberies of delivery workers increased 65% in 2020. Approximately one-third of the thefts were violent, while others turned deadly.
- As the thefts continued, Cesar Solano, a 19-year-old delivery worker from Mexico, co-founded “El Diario de los Deliveryboys en la Gran Manzana” with his older cousin Sergio Solano, The Verge reported.
- Translating to “The Deliveryboys in the Big Apple Daily,” the idea started out as a Facebook page documenting bike thefts and issuing warnings to fellow delivery workers.