Surveillance Cameras Capture Smokeshop Thief

  Last modified on March 19th, 2024

Police are looking for two male suspects who participated in a robbery on the UWS on April 24.

It happened at a bit before 1 p.m. at 523 Amsterdam Avenue (85 Convenient Store).

One of the men (pictured above) entered the store and approached the counter, where he began talking to a 24-year-old employee.

The suspect then reached over the counter and started to remove merchandise while the second male suspect stood by the store entrance to act as a lookout.

The in-store suspect reached over the counter several more times and punched the store employee in the head before exiting the location with approximately $175 worth of store merchandise.

Both suspects, believed to be about 18 years old and between 5’9″ and 6’0″ tall, then ran west down 85th Street.

Anyone with relevant information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by sending a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter.


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