Masked man sought for gunning down worker at Bronx bodega

The masked suspect connected to the Feb. 14, 2020 murder of a Bronx bodega worker. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

The NYPD released video on Sunday of a masked man connected to the cold-blooded killing of a Bronx bodega worker.

Law enforcement sources said the worker — Yahya Almuntser, 34, of Pierre Avenue in the Bronx — was gunned down while working behind the counter of B&A Grocery Deli at 6:36 p.m. on Feb. 14.

According to police, the unidentified gunman walked into the bodega at the corner of Brook Avenue and East 137th Street in Mott Haven, pulled out a gun and began firing. There was no apparent sign of a robbery attempt, and no words were exchanged before the bullets flew, published reports indicated.

Almuntser suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his torso. Paramedics rushed him to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The footage police released on Feb. 16 shows the suspect walking nearby, dressed in a dark-colored winter jacket with a fur collar while wearing a ski mask over his face. He also dark gloves, charcoal gray pants and light-colored shoes while walking with a cane.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting or the suspect’s whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit the Crime Stoppers website or send a direct message on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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