The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual, depicted in the attached surveillance photograph and video clip, who is wanted in connection to a robbery pattern, which occurred within the confines of the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx.

Details are as follows.

Incident #1: It was reported to police that on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at approximately 1200 hours, inside the “Carolina” flower shop, located at 1811 Westchester Avenue, an unidentified individual entered the commercial establishment, approached the service counter, pushed the store employee to the ground and forcibly removed $40 dollars from the cash register before fleeing southbound on Beach Avenue towards Gleason Avenue.

Incident #2: It was reported to police that on Thursday, December 24, 2020, at approximately 0500 hours inside the “Monday” deli grocery, located at 1480 Westchester Avenue, an unidentified individual disabled the front door, entered the establishment, and removed $650 dollars worth of items before fleeing to parts unknown.

In both incidents there were no injuries reported.

The individual is described as an adult male, with a medium-dark complexion.

He was last seen wearing a dark colored jacket, blue jeans, a blue hoodie, white sneakers and a surgical mask.

A surveillance video clip and a photograph 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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