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Police: Bronx Suspect Robbed Victims Using Hypodermic Needle

(credit: DCPI)

(credit: DCPI)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The NYPD is looking for a man wanted in connection with a Bronx robbery pattern in which he threatened victims and demanded property.

On Aug. 16 at around 11 a.m. near Castle Hill Avenue and East Tremont Avenue, the suspect approached a male victim and demanded property while threatening him with a hypodermic needle, police said.

The victim complied and the suspect fled the location.

1010 WINS’ Al Jones reports

Then, this past Tuesday at around 8:30 a.m. near Roberts Avenue and East Tremont Avenue, the suspect approached another male victim and demanded property — also while brandishing a hypodermic needle.  The victim complied, and the suspect fled that location.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, approximately 40 years old, 5-foot-6, 120 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black leather Yankees cap, black hooded sweatshirt, black t-shirt with blue lettering, grey jeans and black sneakers.

No injuries were reported in either incident.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are kept strictly confidential.