FIRST ONLINE

Cell phone store robbed at knifepoint

Posted

Police want to have a few words with a man they say was involved in a robbery Monday in Kingsbridge where employees were reportedly threatened by knifepoint.

It was the middle of the afternoon on July 20 when police say a man walked into All Wireless and Electronics at 237 W. 231st St., and started arguing with the store clerk. While arguing, the customer reportedly pulled a knife from his pocket, and cut five cell phones from their tethers behind the counter. He also took $440 in cash from the register.

Once the man took had his bounty, police say he fled the store, leaving the employees shaken, but physically unharmed.

Police didn't provide a physical description of the man, but did release video they say was from the midday robbery, which you can see by clicking here.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call New York Police Department's Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-8477. Tips can also be sent through the Crime Stoppers website at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

Information also can be texted to 274637, and then entering "TIP577."

All calls, police say, are strictly confidential.