The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance identifying the males depicted in the attached surveillance photographs and wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 44th Precinct in the Bronx.
The following was reported to the police.
On Friday, April 10, 2020, at approximately 0439 hours, a 65-year-old male was returning to his 1997 gray Chevy vehicle at the corner of Findlay Avenue and E. 167 Street after making a bread delivery to a store located at 320 E. 167 Street. Upon arrival at his vehicle, he observed an unidentified male sitting inside. The male displayed a firearm and demanded the victim enter the vehicle. The victim refused and the male discharged the firearm once striking the victim in the arm and stomach. The male fled westbound on E. 167th Street in the victim’s van.
The victim was removed by EMS to Lincoln Hospital in serious condition where he is currently being treated.
Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, detectives determined that two individuals were responsible for a series of robberies that occurred within the confines of the 44, 73, 75 and 90 Precincts.
A citywide robbery pattern was established and the details of the incidents are as follows.
Incident 2 (75 Precinct): On Sunday March 15, 2020, at approximately 1500 hours, inside of 594 Jamaica Avenue (Gulf gas station), the individual approached the counter, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The 69-year-old male employee, who was behind a secured plexiglass barrier, closed the safety window and the male fled the location without any property.
Incident 3 (90 Precinct): It was reported to police that on Wednesday April 08, 2020, at approximately 1545 hours, inside of 126 Graham Avenue (Pay-O-Matic), the two individuals approached the 44-year-old female victim and one of them displayed a handgun. The second individual grabbed the victim’s purse off her shoulder and the first individual stuck her in the face with the handgun as she tried to retain possession of the purse. When a 50-year-old male tried to intervene, the individual with the handgun struck him on the head as he ran out of the location. The males fled the scene on foot; one of them ran northbound on Graham Avenue and the other ran eastbound on Boerum Street.
Among the items inside the victim’s purse were her cellphone, $900 and a debit card.
The female victim suffered lacerations to her face and the male had a laceration on the head; they were treated at the scene by EMS.
Incident 4 (73 Precinct): It was reported to police that on Monday, April 13, 2020, at approximately 1404 hours, at a residential building in the vicinity of MacDonough Street and Thomas S. Boyland Street, the two individuals followed the 83-year-old male victim into the elevator. Once inside, one of the males punched him in the face and the other placed a handgun to his head before they removed his wallet. Among the items inside of the victim’s wallet were two money orders worth a total of $150. The two individuals fled the building on foot westbound on MacDonough Street.
The victim suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene by EMS.
The first individual is a dark-skinned male with a beard; last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater, a black jacket, black pants, white sneakers, a blue mask and white gloves.
The second individual is a dark-skinned male with eye glasses; last seen wearing black hooded jacket, black pants, black sneakers, a blue mask and white gloves.
Surveillance photogrpahs of the suspects are 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 strictly confidential.