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 E. 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 07, 2011.
There have been no arrests made and the investigation remains ongoing.
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 strictly confidential.