Cops Hunt Suspects in East 174th Street Bodega Robbery

By Aidan Gardiner on December 5, 2012 2:10pm 

CLAREMONT — Cops are hunting several suspects they believe robbed an East 174th Street bodega for $800, the NYPD said.

The robbers hit the store, located at 278 E. 174th St. near Clay Avenue, about 5 p.m. on November 24, cops said.

One man drew a handgun and demanded money, according to surveillance video released by police.

The clerk complied, surrendering $800, and the cops fled, police said.

The gunman was seen in the video wearing a grey zip-up hoodie, a black baseball cop, with dark pants and shoes, police said.

It's unclear how many other suspects accompanied the gunman.

Anyone with information is urged to contact NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. Tipsters can also submit information at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text 274637, then enter TIP577. 

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