The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of the individual, seen in the attached surveillance photograph, who, along with another suspect, are sought in connection to a robbery, which occurred within the confines of the 44th Precinct in the Bronx.

Details are as follows.

It was reported to police that on Friday, February 26, 2021, at approximately 1957 hours, inside of 221 E. 170th Street, a Metro PCS retail store, two unknown male individuals entered the location, inquiring about phones for sale.

Once in possession of the phones, the individuals proceeded to display a knife and menace a 29-year-old female victim, before throwing her to the ground and leaving the location with two iPhones, valued at $2,600.

The individuals fled, on foot, toward Grand Concourse.

There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.

Individual 1 is described as a dark skinned male, approximately 16-18 years of age, 5’03”-5’04” tall, weighing 160 lbs., last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with gold letters, black sweatpants and black shoes. 

Individual 2 is described as a dark skinned male, approximately 16-18 years of age, 5’06”-5’07” tall, weighing 150 lbs., last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, black sweatpants, black shoes and a black mask.

A surveillance photograph 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 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by entering TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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