Another shotgun robbery in the Bronx has investigators trying to determine if the crime was part of a larger pattern in the area.
The New York City Police Department says two men held up a bodega on East 174th Street in the Mount Hope section of the Bronx early this morning, stealing cash from the register before taking off.
“They just come, one with a shotgun, another one with a little pistol in the hand,” said a store worker. “They just come, I tell them, ‘Take the money, whatever you want to take with this…and just leave.’ They take it. What can I say?”
No one was hurt in this morning’s holdup.
Police are looking for tips from the public on a string of similar incidents. Two men wearing ski masks and using a shotgun have robbed seven other stores in the Bronx since January 7th.
Anyone with information about the case is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS, by texting TIP577 to CRIMES, or by going to NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.