NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a man wanted in connection with two commercial robberies in the Bronx.
Police say the suspect entered a grocery store at 1274 Bronx River Avenue, jumped over the counter and demanded money from a store employee while claiming he had a gun.
The suspect then punched the victim in the face and removed an unknown amount of cash from the register before fleeing.
The victim, a 37-year-old Hispanic man, sustained minor injuries to his face and nose as a result of this incident, which took place on Friday, January 27, at 8:15 a.m.
Police say the second robbery happened at 10:11 a.m. on the same day. They say the suspect entered Caps Unlimited at 962 Southern Boulevard, went behind the counter and again demanded money from a store employee while once again stating he was in possession of a firearm.
The suspect then removed an unknown amount of cash from the register before fleeing.
There were no injuries sustained to the employee, a 19-year-old Hispanic woman, as a result of this incident.
The suspect is described as an Hispanic man between 25 and 30-years-old, standing 5’5″ to 5’8″ and weighing between 200 and 220 lbs.
Anyone with information should call police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or text their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.
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