Cops: Woman Grabbed $1,300 In Cash While Man Distracted Bronx Mechanic

May 19, 2018 - 4:33 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Some people worry about getting ripped off when they take their car to the body shop, this time it was the mechanic who got taken for a ride.

Cops say Vitico Auto Body Shop on Webster Ave in the Bronx was the scene of a distraction robbery.

A woman who accompanied a man into Victor Rodriguez's auto body repair shop on Friday, took off with $1,300 in cash from the office.

"Yeah, he ask me for a tire, but the lady, but the girl, is like somewheres, the looking when I move it out. When they see me moving, then they come inside," he said.

Rodriguez thought he misplaced the money and checked surveillance cameras to make sure he had put the cash away. Instead he saw the suspect taking it.

"Yeah I'm surprised, I saw what? Because that's my office, and I don't know that somebody could come inside to my office to do this," he said.

Needless to say he'll be keeping his office door locked from now on.