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VIDEO: Gunman Buys Vanilla Ice Cream Cone Before Robbing Carvel, Police Say

By Eddie Small | July 28, 2014 4:14pm | Updated on July 28, 2014 4:41pm
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UNIONPORT — Police are on the hunt for a man who robbed a Carvel in The Bronx at gunpoint — after first ordering and paying for a cone of vanilla ice cream.

The suspect walked into the Carvel at 1250 Castle Hill Ave. in the 43rd Precinct around 10:25 p.m. on July 24, where he ordered a scoop of ice cream on a cone, police said.

Once he paid for his purchase, the robber pulled out a gun and demanded money from the clerk, who complied, after which the thief fled the scene with an unknown amount of money, according to the NYPD. No injuries were reported.

The suspect was described as 5-foot-9 and weighing 150 pounds, and is believed to be 25 years old, police said. He has what police believe is a tattoo on his right arm, they said.

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