Crook robs MTA employee at knifepoint in the Bronx and takes off with cash: NYPD

Screenshot via video courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for an impersonating crook who robbed an MTA employee in the Bronx this week.

Police say that at 11:20 p.m. on March 23, the 53-year-old male employee was inside the booth at the Morrison Avenue-Soundview Station when an unknown man in a fluorescent vest, claiming to be an MTA cleaner, requested entry and told the victim he was there to drop off supplies.

After the suspect showed the victim a form of ID, the victim opened the door. The suspect then pulled out a knife and took money from the cash box.

The crook then fled out to the street with $78 in cash. The victim was not injured as a result of the incident.

On March 26, the NYPD released a video of the suspect taken from street surveillance footage:

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male 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.

AMNY Newsletter

Eat it. Drink it. Do it. Tackle the city, with our help.