Man Uses Hypodermic Needle to Rob Bronx Cell Phone Shop

By Sasha Gonzales                                                                   sgonzales@bronxjusticenews.com

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.

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Sasha Gonzales is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering breaking news and crime. A Bronx native, Sasha is an avid photographer, museum-goer, and reader. She lives in Kingsbridge.