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Dumb Crook Tried to Use Stolen Credit Card at Restaurant


Police are looking for this man in connection with the knife-point robbery in the Bronx.Photo byPhoto by NYPD

Robbed Man at Knifepoint Avoided Cameras

Then Caught on Video Using Stolen Credit Card

By Dan Gesslein

Bronx Voice

March 17, 2023

BRONX - If they weren’t dumb they wouldn’t get caught. Cops are hoping that old adage will lead to the arrest of a crook who robbed a man at knifepoint and then tried to use the stolen credit card in a restaurant.

At around 3:20 am on February 28, a 60-year-old man was standing next to his car parked in the vicinity if Macombs Road and West 176th Street when two men approached him. One of the men pulled out a knife.

The partner took the coat of the victim and removed the man’s wallet containing cash and credit cards.

The robbers then hopped into a blue Nissan and drove off.

Hours later cops say one of the robbers tried to use the stolen credit card. At around 3 pm the thief tried to use the card which was reported stolen at a restaurant on West Burnside Avenue.

When the card was rejected the suspect fled the restaurant but not before his image was captured on surveillance video inside the restaurant. The suspect is described as a male with medium complexion. He was last seen wearing a black winter coat and a gray camouflage winter cap.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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