Bronx cell phone store robber caught on camera

December 19, 2013 5:36:15 AM PST
Police are searching for a man who has robbed two cell phone stores, one twice, at gunpoint in the Bronx, and they're hoping surveillance photos will lead to an arrest.

They incidents happened between November 24 and December 8 on Webster Avenue in the Claremont section.

The stores are just down the block from each other.

Police say after threatening workers with a gun, the suspect made off with about $6,500.

The targeted stores were a MA Webster Inc., which is a Boost Mobile store, and the Simple Mobile store. In one of the robberies, the suspect punched the store clerk in the face, giving the victim a swollen lip.

The suspect is described as a 25-year-old black male who is approximately 5-foot-10 to 6-feet tall and weighs about 185 pounds.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.