By Dan Gesslein
BRONX, NEW YORK, DECEMBER 31- Police are still searching for a gunman who held up two grocery stores within two hours in two different nabes in the confines of the 45th Precinct.
Cops are asking for the public’s help once again to help identify the suspect in the two armed robberies. The first stickup occurred at Zerega Deli and Grocery on December 22. At around 1 p.m., the suspect walked into the store on Zerega Avnue, displayed a weapon and demanded money. The clerk forked over the cash and the perp fled.
Two hours later the gunman struck again. At around 3:35 p.m. that same day, the suspect walked into Steve’s Deli & Grocery on Mayflower Avenue. Inside the Pelham Bay grocery, the man showed off a firearm and fled with the cash.
Investigators released surveillance video of the suspect and the alleged get-away vehicle. The gunman was seen wearing a red shirt, green knit hat and blue jeans.
Anyone with information is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS (800) 577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.