Two Con Ed Workers Rescue Woman From Robbery
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Two Consolidated Edison workers are being called heroes after they rescued a woman being robbed in Queens.
The two workers were fixing a gas leak near 201st Street and 42nd Avenue in Auburndale when they heard signs of a struggle nearby.
They say they discovered a man with a gun assaulting a woman while trying to steal her purse.
"As soon as I turned around we saw them, it was a commotion, a lot of yelling, arguing. As soon as we heard that we ran right there, you know. You hear something like that happen and you just run right there. You just go right into mode, you want to help somebody," said Con Ed worker John McDonnell, seen above left.
"She got punched in the face, she was bleeding from her mouth, they chipped her tooth. She was very grateful that we helped her out and she was very thankful that was stopped the altercation," said Con Ed worker John Kane, seen above right.
Both workers stayed with the 24-year-old victim until police arrived.
By late Thursday, no arrests had been made.