Thursday, October 17, 2013

Woman Beaten for $20

Thugs Strike Throughout Boro

(Still photo from the armed robbery of the back office of a Bronx motel)
(Cops are looking for this man in connection with the attack of a woman for $20.)

(Cops are looking for this man in connection with a chain snatching.)

By Dan Gesslein

BRONX, NEW YORK, OCTOBER 17- Police are looking for armed robbers who stuck up a Baychester motel, a mugger who beat a woman for $20, as well as other thieves who struck throughout the borough this month.

On Wednesday, a pair of gunmen stuck up the Friendly Motel on Gun Hill Road. At around 2:48 a.m., cops say the pair entered the motel and displayed a weapon. One of the men struck the clerk and forced him into the back office. There his accomplice removed $800 in cash from the register. 

The gunman is described as a black male between the ages of 20 and 30. He is 5 foot 10 and 150 pounds. He was wearing a NY Yankee cap, a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants and white sneakers.

The accomplice is described as a black male between the ages of 20 and 30. He is 5 foot 8 and weighs about 165 pounds. He was seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, gray and red underwear with "American" written on waistband and tan boots.

In another case, cops are looking for the man who viciously beat a Claremont woman for $20. The attack occurred at around 10:55 p.m. on October 10 inside Claremont Wines and Liquors at 3826 3rd Avenue. The 39-year-old woman was standing by the exit door when a man approached her and knocked her to the ground. He then began pounding on the woman and snatched her pocketbook. The thief made off with only $20.

The attacker is described as a black male who is in his 30s. He is six feet tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He was was last seen wearing a red and yellow baseball cap and brown hooded sweat shirt.

In yet another unrelated case, police are looking for a chain snatcher. At around 10:45 p.m. on October 10, a 65-year-old man was walking in the vicinity of West Fordham Road and Grand Avenue when he was attacked. The suspect knocked him to the ground and snatched his chain from around his neck.

The suspect is a male wearing a green hooded sweatshirt, grey pants and purple and black sneakers.

Anyone with information on these cases is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto CRIMESTOPPERS website and at or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

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