NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are searching for a scissor-wielding suspect accused of holding up a Bronx gas station twice in one week’s time.
The first robbery took place around 2:45 a.m. last Friday, Nov. 8.READ MORE: New York City Rolls Out $100 Incentive For Getting Vaccinated As CDC Report Warns Delta Variant As Contagious As Chicken Pox
Police said the suspect walked into a Citgo station on Broadway near 260th Street and punched a 55-year-old employee in the face.
He allegedly stole the cash register drawer, containing $400.READ MORE: Broadway Vaccine Mandate: Audiences Must Be Vaccinated And Masked; Performers, Crew And Staff Required To Be Vaccinated
Then around 6 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, police said the suspect punched and robbed the same worker, this time taking $1,600.
The employee was not seriously hurt.MORE NEWS: Man Suffers Broken Nose In Alleged Anti-Asian Attack At Midtown Subway Station
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting 274637.