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Suspect arrested in connection with masked robbery of Bronx laundromat

Posted at 2:39 PM, Aug 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-09 13:10:41-04

EDENWALD, The Bronx — Police have arrested a 36-year-old man in connection with an armed robbery in the Bronx on Thursday.

Surveillance cameras recorded a man walking into a laundromat on 3960 Laconia Avenue at 9:00 p.m. and approaching a 51-year-old clerk demanding money from her while holding a gun, police said.

The masked robber took $246 from the cash register, and took of in a grey Jeep Liberty SUV.

Police arrested Bronx man Jose Muniz, who lives nearby the laundromat on East 225th Street, and charged him with second-degree robbery.

Anyone with information in the case is urged to call the anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or log onto Crime Stoppers' website at http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.