The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individuals, depicted in the attached surveillance photographs regarding an attempted commercial robbery, that occurred within the confines of the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx.

Details are as follows.

It was reported to police that on Sunday, October 04, 2020, at approximately 0455 hours, a 57-year-old male victim was opening the Universal Candy Store located at 1521 Westchester Avenue, when three unidentified male individuals entered through the front door and once inside they jumped over the counter and attempted to open the cash register with a knife.

When the victim saw the individuals inside the store, the individuals then threw a bottle of ketchup and napkin dispenser towards him before fleeing on foot to parts unknown. There were no property removed and no injuries reported as a result of this incident.

The individuals are described as three males, approximately in their early 20’s.

Surveillance photographs 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 Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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