By Dan Gesslein
BRONX, NEW YORK, October 19- A pair of armed bandits are wanted in connection with a stickup outside Parkchester. But they didn’t rob a bank. Instead, cops say the pair held up a doctor’s office at gunpoint.
The case was strange for investigators from the get go. Cops released surveillance video of the pair who were seen outside Astramed Physician office, at 2029 Westchester Avenue, wearing sunglasses at night. The men then entered the office and, displaying handguns, ordered the doctor’s staff to the rear. The men then made off with a safe.
Police released surveillance stills from a security video in the hopes of catching the stickup artists. The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male between the ages of 35 and 40. He has a salt and pepper beard and was seen wearing a tan jacket, blue hat and sunglasses. The second suspect is described as a dark skinned male wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt.
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