WANTED: Robbery (Manhattan)

3049-15 MTS Robbery 12-9-15 photo #1 of suspect

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a commercial robbery that occurred in the confines of the MTS Precinct (Manhattan).

On Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 11:30 am, a suspect entered the Duane Reade Drug Store located at 525 7th Avenue, approached the store employee from behind the register, displayed a black firearm and demanded cash. The store employee did comply and the suspect then fled on foot north bound on 7th Avenue with approximately $577. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.

The suspect is described as:

  • Male black and last seen wearing a black sweater under a gray jacket, blue hat, wearing eyeglasses and carrying a red bag.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.