Man wanted for robberies locked restaurant workers inside freezer
A man seen on video robbing a Bronx liquor store employee at gunpoint has struck again, police say--this time locking employees of a restaurant inside a walk-in freezer before robbing them at gunpoint.
The suspect struck a Bronx deli on Dec. 1, stealing more than $900 from the register and 200 lottery tickets.
He is also accused of robbing a restaurant on East 222nd Street back on Dec. 4, where police say he corralled employees into the stores walk-in freezer before stealing $350 from the register and robbing the workers of $80 at gunpoint.
Police say the man was originally caught on surveillance video on Nov. 26, robbing the DeStem Wines liquor store on Allerton Avenue in the Bronx, and he is accused of robbing at least six other pharmacies, bodegas and liquor stores in the area.
In each case, police say the man used a gun to threaten employees and demand money and items from the stores.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.