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Help Identify A Robbery Suspect

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The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the following Person of Interest wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 42 Precinct in Bronx.

The following has been reported to police.

On January 19, 2019 at approximately 1045 hours, an individual entered Boost Mobile, located at 1286 Southern Boulevard and sat for 20 minutes while waiting for an employee to finish with a customer. Once he had the employee's attention, he asked to look at a phone.  The individual then proceeded to leave with the phone, and upon being pursued by the employee, motioned to his waist band and threatened to shoot her.  No weapon was displayed. The Person of Interest is described as follows.

Male, black, approximately 25 year-old, slender build, approximately 5'10", wearing a dark colored jacket and blue back pack.

A photo of the suspect is attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information related to this incident 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 by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept confidential.