The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photograph in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 41 Precinct in Bronx.
Details are as follows.
It was reported to police that on Tuesday August 6, 2019, at approximately 2030 hours, inside of 1025 Westchester Avenue (Antillana Fresh Meat Market), the individual placed an undetermined quantity of soap and laundry detergent inside of a black plastic bag and then walked out of the market without paying for the items. When a 48-year-old male employee confronted the individual about the theft inside of 897 Westchester Avenue, the individual struck him on the left forearm with a cane and displayed a knife. The victim ran back to the market with a laceration to his forearm; he was treated at the scene by EMS. The individual then returned to the market, knocked over multiple boxes of produce and sprayed the produce on display with an unknown liquid before he fled eastbound on Westchester Avenue.
The individual is described as a male, Hispanic, 27 to 30 years old, 5’0″, 135 to 140 lbs.; last seen wearing an orange and white du-rag, a gray shirt with an orange graphic on the front, light colored pants and white sneakers.
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 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.