Benjamin Carroll

Suspect Robs 2 Men at Knifepoint, But Only Gets Away With Phone, No Cash: Cops

A man behind at least two armed robberies in the Bronx last month didn’t get away with much in his crime spree, police say.

In both robberies, which happened inside a residential building in Allerton, the man was only able to get away with one cellphone and a wallet after he robbed two people at knifepoint in May, according to the NYPD.

On May 6 around 3:30 p.m., the man walked up to a victim from behind and placed a hard object to his back and said he had a knife, cops said. When the victim said he didn’t have any cash, the suspect demanded he hand over his property.

The victim refused and he fought off the robber, who then ran away empty-handed, authorities said.

Police said the same man struck again on May 27 just before 1:30 in the morning. The suspect walked up to a man, took out a knife and demanded money, the NYPD said.

When the victim told him he didn’t have any, the suspect went through the victim’s pockets and stole a cellphone and a wallet, officials said. The suspect then forced the victim to a nearby Chase Bank and attempted to withdraw money from his account, however, it didn't work, police said.

The suspect, who police believe is in his mid-20s, ran away. Police on Wednesday night released surveillance photos of the man in hopes of catching him. 

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