‘Armed Robbery’ Nets $1
Cops released surveillance video of a man, they say, stuck up two teenagers claiming he had a gun.
The first incident happened around 1 pm on May 2 on the corner of East 233rd Street and Laconia Avenue. A 13-year-old boy was walking along E. 233rd street when the man approached him and simulated a gun in his waist band.
The teen handed over his wallet which contained $1. The robber then fled on foot.
Cops say the same man struck again an hour later at Holland Avenue & East Gun Hill Road. He approached a 19 -year-old male and allegedly told the victim, “If you say something funny, I will shoot you.”
Then the robber simulated having a gun in his waste band.
The crook made off with the victim’s Apple Airpods.
The suspect is described as a Black male between 18 to 20 years of age. He is 5 foot 9, 125 pounds with a slim build.
He was last seen wearing a red hooded sweat jacket, gray pants and red sneakers.
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