Police are searching for a pair of brazen robbers who made off with a cash register from a fast-food restaurant in the Bronx.
Joseph Pittman was confronted by police in the parking lot as he was trying to flee. Pittman, 34, allegedly brandished the knife and threatened to hurt himself. The officers used their tasers to restrain Pittman, according to police.
The incidents happened in the Clason Point and Castle Hill sections of the Bronx.
At 8 p.m. on Thursday December 27, a man brandishing a firearm entered the Intervale Superior Deli on Intervale Avenue and demanded money.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
According to police, the gas station employee was in his booth when the suspect approached, displayed a gun and demanded cash. The suspect then shot the victim and took off with an undetermined amount of cash, police said
The suspects are seen in the surveillance video running down the street, where they then got into a silver or grey four-door sedan and took off with an undetermined amount of money, according to police.
Robert Colson, 47, was arrested on Friday at a motel after an anonymous Crimestoppers tip was called in.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).
Ramapo Police said three armed men dressed all in black with their faces covered showed up to the back door of 51 Sutin Place, a usually quiet block in Chestnut Ridge, just before 2 a.m.
The first incident happened at around 1 a.m. at a house party in Flatlands. Four people were wounded in that shooting. About an hour and a half later and just a few blocks away, police say a man tried to hold up a livery cab stopped at a traffic light.
The suspects diplay a black revolver and order their victims to the ground before robbing the establishments, police said. Authorities have released surveillance video from one of the incidents.
Police said that the officers spotted a 21-year-old man running away from the scene. As they chased him, he turned and shot at them. They returned fire and hit him in the right leg.
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men suspected of committing a series of armed robberies in Greenpoint.
The suspects struck twice on April 21 in Jamaica, Queens, police said.