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Crime & Cases April 4, 2013  RSS feed

Feeding Cash To Another Bandit

Second Stickup At Bushwick Eatery
by Robert Pozarycki


The suspect in the Mar. 16 stickup at a Subway restaurant in Bushwick. The suspect in the Mar. 16 stickup at a Subway restaurant in Bushwick. For the second consecutive month, a Bushwick sandwich shop was robbed by a man armed with a box cutter—and police are asking the public’s help in tracking down the suspects involved in both capers.

Law enforcement sources said the crook held up the Subway restaurant located at 1432 Myrtle Ave. at around 6:20 a.m. on the morning of Mar. 16.

The same location was robbed a month earlier by a bandit with a box cutter at around 3:15 a.m. on Feb. 26, according to authorities.

Police sources stated that both cases do not appear to be related as of press time, but the investigations are ongoing.

Regarding the March heist, authorities said, the crook entered the location and approached a clerk at the counter. The bandit reportedly displayed a box cutter and demanded cash.

After obtaining a sum of money, police sources noted, the suspect fled from the scene in an unknown direction.

Officers from the 83rd Precinct responded to the scene. No one was injured.

The perpetrator was described by police as a black male with a beard who was last seen wearing a blue ski cap, a dark hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

As for the February caper, law en- forcement sources stated, the suspect in that incident walked into the Subway shop at 3:15 a.m. on Feb. 26 and ordered a sandwich.

While an employee prepared the order, authorities noted, the bandit displayed a box cutter and demanded that the worker provide him with cash from the register.

The clerk reportedly complied with the thief’s request and handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the bandit, who then fled from the scene in an unknown direction.

The robbery was reported to the 83rd Precinct; there were no injuries.

Police described the suspect in the February heist as a black male wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with the word “PARK” written on the back.

As noted, the 83rd Precinct Detective Squad is investigating both incidents.

Persons with information regarding the sandwich shop heists that could prove helpful are asked to call the 83rd Precinct Detective Squad at 1-718-574-1796 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. Information may also be sent to Crime Stoppers online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by sending a text message to 274637 (enter information, then the code TIP577).

All calls and messages will be kept confidential.