Rich Crooks, Poor Crooks in the Bronx
Broke Robbers Rough Up Store Owner for $100
Purse Snatchers Make Off with $7 Grand
1 Suspect Seen Pushing Baby Carriage Before Theft
BRONX– It was a tale of two robbery crews in the Bronx as one made off with a $7 grand score and the other walked away with $100 bucks both targeting 60-year olds. But both crews are now on the run since they were captured on surveillance cameras.
In Soundview, three teens walked into House Hardware and Lock Smith located at 1185 Morrison Avenue on November 27. One of the crew pushed the 60-year-old owner up a against the wall while his partner rummaged through the cash register. A third member acted as lookout.
(Alleged purse snatchers made off with $7,000 from a Fordham Road store)
The pint-sized crooks only recovered $100 from the till before fleeing on Morrison Avenue. Cops say the owner was not injured. Investigators then released surveillance camera footage of the robbery.
(Alleged teen muggers stole from a Soundview store.)
Police say crooks on Fordham Road were far more successful from a simple purse snatching. At around 3:13 pm on November 8, a pair of light fingered crooks struck inside the Burlington Coat Factory on Webster Avenue.
Cops say the pair followed a 60-year-old woman inside the bathroom. The woman left her purse inside the bathroom stall and the crew took it.
While rummaging through the purse they found a bag containing $7,000 in cash. They took the money and left the purse inside the store before fleeing. But not before being caught on the store’s surveillance camera.
One of the suspects is seen pushing a baby carriage inside the story.
Anyone with information in regards to either case 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.