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Two men threaten bodega employee in Bronx with gun; steal cash, wallet, phone

Posted at 9:51 AM, Apr 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-02 23:03:49-04

WAKEFIELD, Bronx — Police released surveillance video Sunday of two men who robed a Bronx bodega at gunpoint.

The two men were caught on camera late Friday as they walked into 33rd Convenience Store in the Wakefield section of the Bronx, police said. Both men walked behind the counter.

One pulled out a silver firearm and demanded money from the clerk at the register, police said. The employee handed over his wallet and cellphone.

The second culprit removed cash from the register, surveillance footage shows. Both men fled together in a dark vehicle left double-parked outside the bodega.

No one was injured during the incident.

Police have asked for help identifying the two men. The first man was was last seen wearing a black mask, a gray hooded sweatshirt and gray sweat pants. He was in possession of a silver firearm. The second man had a beard and was last seen wearing dark jacket with white sleeves, a light colored hooded sweatshirt, black pants with white striped on the sides and black shoes.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).