Police hunt for 2 men targeting Bronx bodegas

March 3, 2011 3:11:36 AM PST
Police are searching for two men who they say have robbed at least seven delis and bodegas in the Bronx.

The men are ruthless, hungry for cash and armed with shotguns.

The robbery spree started two months ago. And since then, they have struck in neighborhoods all across the Bronx. Police say the men are quick and dangerous.

The last robbery happened Monday, February 28 at 1150 Anderson Avenue in Highbridge just before midnight.

Witnesses say the thieves get everyone on the floor, grab the cash and then make their getaway in a red van.

"If somebody has a gun on you, what can you do?" said one deli owner, who was robbed just days after his grand opening.

Surveillance cameras may get pictures, but they don't intimidate the thieves, who have hit bodegas from Highbridge to West Farms. Both men are black, over 6-foot-2 and about 210 pounds. One wore a black jacket, red hoodie and blue jeans, while the second had a black jacket and a purple sweatshirt.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

You can also submit your tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting your tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.