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Man wanted in connection with Bronx robbery: police

Posted: 3:30 PM, Aug 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-16 15:30:57-04

THE BRONX — A man is being sought in connection with a robbery that took place in the Bronx in July, according to the NYPD.

Authorities say the incident was reported on July 3. At around 4:15 a.m., a 54-year-old man was approached by an unidentified male at the northwest corner of Southern Boulevard and East 172nd Street. The unidentified man claimed he was a police officer and took the victim’s wallet, containing $500.

The alleged assailant fled northbound on Southern Boulevard on a red motorcycle.

The unidentified man is described as 5-feet-5-inches, approximately 165 pounds and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and black shorts.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.