CLASON POINT, the Bronx – Shocking video released by the NYPD on Thursday shows three masked thieves rip a cash register off the counter of a Bronx shop in an armed robbery in late July, according to police.
Authorities said it happened around 10:50 p.m. back on July 29 when the three suspects entered the smoke shop on Soundview Avenue, in the Clason Point neighborhood.
One of the thieves pointed a handgun at the 23-year-old shop employee and warned him not to touch anything or he would be hurt, police said.
Security video shows a second individual grab the store’s cash register off the counter, yanking it until the cord rips out, and then carrying it out.
The third thief smashes a glass display case with a baseball bat before the trio leaves the store.
Police said they made off with about $1,500 in cash.
All three fled in a gray four-door sedan heading northbound on Soundview Avenue, authorities said.
The NYPD released the above video of the robbery in hopes the public could help identify any of the suspects.
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