NYPD: 2 Men wanted in string of armed robberies in the Bronx

August 19, 2018 - 2:14 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The NYPD is looking for two thieves who robbed two stores in the Bronx within an hour.

Police said the men displayed a gun and demanded money from a restaurant and convenience store Friday.

The first incident happened just before 2:30 p.m. when the two men entered a Kennedy Fried Chicken on Crotona Avenue. One man displayed a gun and demanded money from the 27-year-old cashier while the other acted as a lookout.

The armed man struck the cashier in the head several times with the gun and took off with $1,000 in cash.

Just 30 minutes later, the same suspects entered a store on West 231st Street. Video from the store shows one man point a gun at the cashier as the other went behind the counter to remove $5,500 from the register.

The two ran off in an unknown direction and no injuries were reported in the second robbery.

The individuals are described as Hispanic men with medium complexions and both are 5-foot-7.

One man was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, a black and blue baseball cap, black sweatpants, black sneakers, black gloves and a black mask.

The armed man was last seen wearing a black hat with “New York” written on it, blue jeans, black sneakers and a black hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.