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Crime & Cases June 13, 2013  RSS feed

Armed Crooks Hit B’wick Shop

Pair Sought For Robbing Business, Workers
by Robert Pozarycki

One of two suspects behind the recent robbery of a store in Bushwick. One of two suspects behind the recent robbery of a store in Bushwick. Armed with a handgun, a pair of bandits confronted employees at a Bushwick store last Tuesday, June 4, and removed cash and a cell phone from the premises, police reported.

Law enforcement sources released last Wednesday night, June 5, surveillance camera images of one of the suspects in the caper. He is described by police as a white or Hispanic male who was last seen wearing black sunglasses and a gray shirt while brandishing a black firearm.

His cohort, described by the NYPD as a black male wearing a black shirt and gray sweatpants, acted as a lookout and also remains at large, police stated.

Reportedly, the heist occurred at noon last Tuesday at La Fogata, located at 1549 Gates Ave.

According to information obtained by police, the gunman entered the location, displayed a firearm and ordered two workers behind the counter—a male and a female—to lie on the ground.

Once the employees complied with his request, authorities noted, the gunman removed cash from the register as well as a cell phone and money from the male worker.

Reportedly, the suspect and his lookout then fled from the scene on foot in an unknown direction.

Members of the 83rd Precinct responded to the scene. There were no reported injuries.

The investigation is being conducted by the 83rd Precinct Detective Squad, police said.

Anyone with any information regarding the heist or the suspects’ whereabouts that could prove helpful is asked to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-577-TIPS, by text message to 274637 (enter information, then the code TIP577) or online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

All calls and messages will be kept confidential.