Police have released images of a man who they say stole soap and nuts from a Bronx department store over the course of two days.
Around 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 20, at the Family Dollar store at 415 Sound View Ave. in the Bronx, an employee claimed to see the suspect take soap from the shelves and place it into a black garbage bag, police reported. When confronted, the suspect said he would shoot the employee then he walked from the store and fled in an unknown direction.
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Around 8 p.m. on the next day, Saturday, May 21, a different employee said he saw the same suspect remove canned peanuts from store shelves and place them inside his jacket, police stated. Again, the suspect was confronted about taking items, but this time he said he would stab the employee before he left the store and fled in an unknown direction.
Police described the suspect as a black man between the ages of 35 and 45 who stood approximately 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7 and weighed 165 to 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a black jacket and a black shirt.
Anyone with information should call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA. The public can also submit their tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website at www.NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.