What to Know
- A man armed with a handgun is robbing businesses in the Bronx.
- Police say the man robbed a 7-Eleven and a KFC in May and tried to rob a Subway last Saturday.
- A surveillance camera captured the suspect as he entered the Subway.
Police are searching for a man who has held up at least three Bronx businesses at gunpoint over the past month.
The robber first struck on the morning of May 7, when he targeted a 7-Eleven on University Avenue in Morris Heights. The man walked up to an employee, took out a handgun and demanded money. The employee handed him $250 and he took off.
Less than an hour later, the man robbed a KFC on Southern Boulevard in Crotona Park East. Once again, he went up to an employee, took out a handgun and demanded cash. The employee handed him $300.
It wasn’t until about a month later that the robber struck again, according to police. This time it was a Subway eatery on East Avenue in Parkchester that was targeted. The robber walked into the Subway last Saturday and took out a gun. He demanded cash from an employee, but fled after the employee said he didn’t have access to the safe.
Police say the suspect is in his mid-to-late 20s. He's seen in surveillance video wearing a gray hoodie and black pants, and carrying an umbrella.
The NYPD asks anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.