90-Year-Old Man Mugged in South Bronx Clothing Store, Police Say

By Ben Fractenberg on February 21, 2013 8:06pm 

 Police are looking for a suspect they say mugged a 90-year-old man inside a clothing store at 680 Melrose Ave. in the South Bronx on Feb. 16, 2013.
Police are looking for a suspect they say mugged a 90-year-old man inside a clothing store at 680 Melrose Ave. in the South Bronx on Feb. 16, 2013.
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SOUTH BRONX — Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly shoved a 90-year-old man to the ground before robbing him inside a South Bronx store.

The incident happened inside the Bueno Bonito Barato clothing store at 680 Melrose Ave. between 153rd and 154th streets on Feb. 16 about 7:30 p.m., police said. The man pushed the senior to the ground, took money from him and then robbed the store's cash register before fleeing, police added.

The elderly man was not injured, according to the NYPD.

Police described the suspect as being 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black jacket.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577.

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