Suspected Hypodermic Needle Robber May Have Struck Again, Sources Say
By Jesse Lent on September 29, 2012 12:53pm |
BRONX — Police are searching for a 39-year-old man wanted for a string of robberies in The Bronx over the last six weeks in which he allegedly threatened victims with a hypodermic needle.
And investigators are trying to determine whether Angel Anthony Cintron, may struck again Saturday morning.
In that incident, a man fitting Cintron's description allegedly threatened a 14-year-old boy with a needle aboard a 1 train near the 86th Street stop in Manhattan around 8:30 a.m.
The suspect allegedly swiped the boy's cellphone and fled before the train was stopped at 145th Street, sources said. But cops have not determined if that incident was linked to the pattern.
Cintron allegedly struck for the first time on Aug. 16, robbing a man on Castle Hill and East Tremont Avenue, police said.
He then struck seven other times in September, making off with the victims' property including iPads, cellphones and iPods.
Several of the victims were teens and the youngest was 14-years-old. Most of the robberies took place during the morning hours.
And Cintron allegedly struck most recently on Sept. 14, when he allegedly pulled off three robberies.
Police say the suspect is 5-foot-8, weighs 145 pounds and has brown eyes and black hair. He has scars under his left eye and the bridge of his nose and tattoos on his neck.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.