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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Holiday Hold ups at Cell Stores

By Dan Gesslein

BRONX, NEW YORK, DECEMBER 19- On the third day of Christmas, a Bronx bandit is on the NYPD’s wanted list for: sticking up 3 cell phone stores, punching one clerk in the face and making off with over $6 grand in cash. 

Police released surveillance video of the gunman who has held up three cell phone stores over the course of the past month. The first incident occurred on November 24 when the thief stuck up a Boost Mobile store on Webster Avenue. The suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded cash. He fled with $560.

At around 6 p.m. on November 29, cops say the suspect walked into the Simple Mobile store on Webster Avenue and showed off his handgun. The bandit proceeded to punch the clerk in the face and demanded cash. The gunman made off with $1,400 and the clerk suffered only minor injuries. 

At around 2:17 p.m. on December 8, the gunman struck again in the same store. This time he robbed the same Boost Mobile store and made off with $4,500. No one was injured in this stickup.

The gunman is described as a 25-year-old black male, who is between 5 foot 10 to 6 feet tall and weighs about 185 pounds. 

Anyone with information is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are confidential. 

Tags: Holiday, Stickup, Cell phone, Boost Mobile