THE BRONX — New surveillance video has been released showing two men wanted for a pair of armed robberies in the Bronx earlier this month.
The suspected robbers struck twice in less than an hour on Aug. 17.
At about 2:25 a.m., the two unidentified men entered Kennedy Fried Chicken along Crotona Avenue and East 183 Street in Belmont. One man displayed a black handgun and demanded money from the 27-year-old employee while the other man acted as a lookout, police said.
Video shows one of the robbers hitting the employee on the head several times before taking money from the register. The pair fled in an unknown direction with about $1,000, police said.
The worker was not seriously hurt and refused medical attention.
About 35 minutes later, the same men allegedly entered the Broadway Candy Store along Kingsbridge Avenue and West 231 Street, about 3 miles away from the first robbery.
A handgun was displayed and they demanded money from the 23-year-old employee, police said. About $5,500 was taken from the register. No injuries were reported in the second incident.
One of the wanted men is described as having a muscular build. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, a black and blue baseball cap, black sweatpants, black sneakers, black gloves and a black mask.
The other man is described as having a medium build and was last seen wearing a black hat with “New York” written on the front, blue jeans, black sneakers and a black hooded sweatshirt. Police said he was in possession of a black handgun.
Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).