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Cops seek crooks behind series of knifepoint robberies in Manhattan and the Bronx

Second suspect (left), the first suspect (center) and the first suspect's hand tattoos. (right)
Photos courtesy of the NYPD

The NYPD is looking for a pair of crooks who they say is behind robberies in Manhattan and the Bronx.

The robberies started on Jan. 21. At 9:27 p.m. that night, two unknown men entered a bodega located at 38 West Fordham Road in the Bronx. Once inside, one of the suspects pulled out a knife and the two demanded cash from the 30-year-old male employee.

The worker complied and the suspects took off with $6,000. The store worker was not injured as a result.

The suspects struck again at 8:21 p.m. on Jan. 26. At this time, the crooks entered a Shell gas station located at 1752 Webster Avenue in the Bronx. The same male suspect pulled out a knife and the pair demanded cash from a 64-year-old male worker.

The knife-wielding thief pushed over the store display while the other took $1,200 from the register. The suspects then fled the scene on foot. The worker was not injured.

The NYPD released video of the suspects taken from this incident:

 

Next, the suspects went into a deli located at 1040 Grant Avenue in the Bronx at 12:58 a.m. on Feb. 8. After one suspect pulled out a knife, both crooks demanded cash from the 20-year-old store employee.

The worker handed over $600 and the suspects fled the scene on foot. The employee was not injured as a result.

Finally, at 4:17 p.m. on Feb. 9 the thieves entered a deli located at 501 West 161st Street in Manhattan. One suspect pulled out a knife and they both demanded money from the 28-year-old female employee. The employee handed over $500 and the suspects fled on foot. The worker was not injured as a result of the incident.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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