The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photographs in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 42 Precinct in Bronx.

Details are as follows.

It was reported to police that on Tuesday August 20, 2019, at approximately 1610 hours, inside of 1315 Boston Road (Family Dollar), the individual placed 30 bars of soap inside of a shopping basket and tried to walk out of the location without paying for the items. The individual sprayed two male employees with an unknown substance when they tried to prevent him from leaving the store. The individual fled the location on foot northbound on Boston Road.

The individual is described as a male, Hispanic, 40 to 50 years old, with a beard and hair in a ponytail; last seen wearing a red shirt, black shorts and black sneakers.

Surveillance photographs of the suspect are 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 Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.

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