NYPD: Man Arrested in Gunpoint Robberies at Dry Cleaners, Laundromat

What to Know

  • Police say they have arrested a man in connection to robberies at gunpoint that occurred in a laundromat and dry cleaners in the Bronx
  • The alleged incidents occurred at a dry cleaners Sept. 21 and a laundromat Tuesday
  • Authorities urge anyone with information to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS of 1-888-57-PISTA for Spanish

Police say they have arrested a man in connection with gunpoint robberies in a laundromat and dry cleaners in the Bronx.

Fausto Burgos, 52, of the Bronx, is charged with first-degree robbery, according to the NYPD. It wasn't immediately clear whether he had an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

The NYPD says the first incident allegedly took place Sept. 21 at around 6:15 p.m. when an unidentified man, allgedly Burgos, entered a dry cleaners on Westchester Avenue, approached a 56-year-old man at gunpoint and demanded money.

A struggle allegedly took place and the victim was shot once in the left ankle. The suspect fled on foot northbound on Westchester Avenue and the man was transported to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition.

According to police, the second incident took place Tuesday around 11 p.m. when the same man entered the Clean Sweet Laundromat on Jackson Avenue and allegedly asked a 34-year-old woman working at the business for his clothes, but simulated a weapon and demanded money instead.

The suspect allegedly fled with $200 in an unknown direction in that incident, police say.

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