The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual, depicted in the attached surveillance photograph, who is wanted in connection to a robbery incident, that occurred within the confines of the 44th Precinct in the Bronx.
Details are as follows.
It was reported to police that on Friday, April 09, 2021, at approximately 1900 hours, inside the “99 Cent Store”, located at 1181 Webster Avenue, an unidentified individual removed a box of Tide Pod detergent and exited the location without paying for the item.
A 37-year-old male security guard observed the individual illegally remove the item and followed him outside the store.
The security guard confronted the individual about the item, a verbal dispute ensued, at which time the security guard recovered the stolen item, the individual punched the victim in the face before fleeing to parts unknown.
There was no property taken, although the victim sustained a minor injury he refused medical attention.
The individual is described as a 30- to 35-year-old male, Black, with a dark complexion, approximately 5’07” tall, weighing 165 lbs., with a thin build and a goatee.
He was last seen wearing a multi-colored sweatshirt, black jeans, white sneakers and a red baseball cap.
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), followed by entering TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.