In the first incident on Feb. 25 at about 9:47 a.m., one of the armed suspects held an employee at 1559 Westchester Avenue against a wall while the other suspect tried to enter a merchandise room but failed. Both suspects left without any property.
In the second incident at about 10:20 a.m., the armed suspects forced customers and employees at 65 Westchester Avenue into a back room. The second suspect then forced an employee to open a secured room. The suspects then took 100 cellphones worth $110,000, placed them in a laundry bag, and took off from the store.
The first suspect was described as a male with a dark complexion, approximately 5'8" tall, 170 pounds, with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black face mask, a black jacket, blue hooded sweatshirt, blue gloves, black pants, and carrying a firearm.
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The second suspect was described as a male with a dark complexion, approximately 5'8" tall, 170 pounds, with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a black mask, black hooded jacket with white stripes on the sleeves, black pants, and black sneakers.
Anyone with information about the robberies should call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips.