Police Arrest Suspect for String of Hypodermic Needle Robberies

By Mary Johnson on October 1, 2012 7:22pm | Updated on October 1, 2012 8:00pm

 Police have arrested Angel Anthony Cintron, 39, for a series of robberies in The Bronx.
Police have arrested Angel Anthony Cintron, 39, for a series of robberies in The Bronx.
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THE BRONX — Police have arrested a man for allegedly committing a string of robberies in The Bronx and Manhattan and threatening his victims with a hypodermic needle.

The suspect, 39-year-old Angel Anthony Cintron, was apprehended in Yonkers on Monday, cops said. He has been charged with robbery and criminal possession of a weapon.

Last week, police released a sketch of Cintron, who allegedly committed the robberies over the past six weeks.

In each of nine separate attacks, Cintron, who lives in The Bronx, allegedly threatened his victims with a hypodermic needle and then stole their iPads, cellphones or iPods.

In several cases, the victims were in their teens, with two as young as 14 years old.

 

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