Police: Hypodermic needle robber in custody

Police say they arrested the man who tried to rob several people in The Bronx and Manhattan by threatening them with a hypodermic needle.Investigators say

THE BRONX - Police say they arrested the man who tried to rob several people in The Bronx and Manhattan by threatening them with a hypodermic needle.

Investigators say they arrested Angel Anthony Cintron in Yonkers earlier today. Cintron's alleged robbery spree dates back to Aug. 16, with multiple incidents occurring in The Bronx.

Cintron would allegedly display a needle he said was infected with HIV and then demand the victims hand over their valuables. All of the victims were teenage boys.

Police say Cintron has an extensive rap sheet that includes 19 prior arrests. Investigators were able to catch him thanks to an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers.

Cops make tentative ID of needle-wielding robbery suspectRobbery suspect with hypodermic needle strikes again 3rd robbery linked to man with hypodermic needle Cops hunt for hypodermic needle wielding robber

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

In the video, at least a dozen people 1 City Island restaurant brawl captured on video
2 VIDEO: Interview with parents of Bronx teen who died on mission trip
At least seven alleged gang member were arrested 3 7 arrested after gang takedown in the Bronx
We asked Bronx residents if they believe in 4 Word on the Street: Extraterrestrial life
The victim's family tells News 12 emergency officials 5 VIDEO: Fatal apartment fire on Andrews Avenue

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE