Man accused of robbing 2 Bronx cellphone stores

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A man is accused of robbing two cellphone stores in the Bronx, police say.

The incidents happened at the Metro PCS store on 3rd Avenue on Feb. 13, and at the Metro PCS store on Westchester Avenue on Feb. 18.

Police say in both incidents the man walked into the stores and acted as if he was going to buy something.

However, shortly after speaking with a store employee, police say the suspect simulated having a gun and demanded cash.

According to authorities, he got away with a combined total of $795, a Bluetooth headset and a cellphone case.

Police have released surveillance images of the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS

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