By Sasha Gonzales firstname.lastname@example.org
A robber armed with a hypodermic needle used it to rob a terrified cell phone store clerk at a Metro PCS in Morissania, police said.
The unidentified robber strolled into the store at Westchester and Longwood Avenues about 3:20 p.m. Sunday, pretending to be a perusing customer. After a few moments he flashed the needle, moved behind the store counter, and threatened the female clerk, according to the NYPD.
He took an envelope full of cash, as well as money from the register, and got away on foot, police said. His total haul: $1,200.
Authorities were still hunting him late Monday.
Anyone with information about his identity is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.