Suspects punched teen before taking jacket, shoes: NYPD - Metro US

Suspects punched teen before taking jacket, shoes: NYPD


Police are looking for two suspects they say punched a teen repeatedly in the face at a Bronx grocery store before robbing him.

On Feb. 12 at about 9:15 p.m. two suspects followed an 18-year-old victim into a grocery store at 1052 Gerard Ave., according to authorities.

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While inside the store, the suspects punched the teen in the face repeatedly and then took $45, his jacket and sneakers, police said. The suspects then fled the store.

Both suspects are described as black males, between 17 to 20 years old, 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall, and 160 to 180 pounds.

According to police, the first individual was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweater, blue jacket and dark colored pants.

The second was seen wearing a gray hooded sweater, dark colored pants and light colored shoes, cops said.

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Police have released surveillance video and photos of the suspects.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident 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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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