The New York City Police Department is asking the public for assistance with locating and identifying the individual in the attached surveillance photographs and video clip, who is wanted in connection to two (2) robberies, which occurred within the confines of the 40th Precinct in the Bronx.
Details are as follows.
Incident #1: It was reported to police that on Sunday, July 04, 2021, at approximately 2145 hours, aboard a northbound 4 train at the 138th Street / Grand Concourse train station, the individual identified himself as a police officer and told the 19-year-old male victim to get off the train. Once on the platform, the individual demanded the victim’s wallet. The victim complied and gave his wallet to the individual. When another train entered the station, the individual gave the victim back his wallet and told him to turn off his cell phone. The victim boarded the train and shortly thereafter realized the individual removed $50 from his wallet.
Incident #2: It was reported to police that on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at approximately 1030 hours, on an eastbound MTA 6 Shuttle bus, the individual approached the 35-year-old male victim, displayed a white police shield, and ordered him to exit the bus with him. While in front of 678 138th Street, the individual demanded the victim’s wallet. The victim complied and gave his wallet to the individual. The individual opened the wallet and removed $210 before he threw it to the ground and ran eastbound on E. 138th Street.
The individual is described as a male, 36 to 38 years old, slim build; last seen wearing a black ski mask and dark-colored clothing.
Surveillance video clip and 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 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.