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Five More Hypodermic Needle Robberies in Bronx: Cops

With the new incidents, the needle-wielding robber has struck at least eight times

A Bronx robber who threatens his victims with a hypodermic needle has been linked to five more incidents, police said Friday.

The new robberies, all in the Bronx make a total of eight known incidents. His victims, all male, have been as young as 14. Among the items stolen are iPads, iPods and cell phones, police said.

No one was hurt in the incidents.

The man is described as about 40 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 120 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black leather Yankee cap, a black hooded sweatshirt, a black t-shirt with blue lettering, gray jeans and black sneakers. 

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS or at NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are kept strictly confidential.

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