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

Details are as follows.

It was reported to police on Friday, August 21, 2020, inside of 1304 Beach Avenue, (Invention Cell Wholesale), at approximately 1130 hours, three male individual entered the location, one male displayed a firearm and ordered the employees to the rear of the establishment. The three males then began to remove numerous cell phones from the shelves.

The males then fled the location in a red Jeep Wrangler.

The total estimated value of the property removed is $110,000.

No injuries were reported in this incident.

One of the three individuals, a 45-year old male, Black, has been positively identified and his photo is attached.

Individual #1:

Gerry Smith

The two additional individuals are described as a males, Black, 20-30 years in age.

Surveillance video clip of the suspects and a photograph of one of the suspects 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.


Jonas Bronck is the pseudonym under which we publish and manage the content and operations of The Bronx Daily.™ | - the largest daily news publication in the borough of "the" Bronx with over 1.5 million annual readers. Publishing under the alias Jonas Bronck is our humble way of paying tribute to the person, whose name lives on in the name of our beloved borough.