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Gas stations targeted by gunmen in the Bronx

The NYPD have released a surveillance photo of a white Mercedes Benz (foreground) who's driver is wanted in connection with a shooting of aPhoto byPhoto by NYPD

By David Greene

Bronx Voice

March 20, 2023

BRONX - Police are looking for several men after the latest incidents taking place at local gas stations-- including a man shot in the face during a robbery.

According to police, the shooting took place at the Gulf Gas Station, located at 1805 Webster Avenue at 12:45 a.m. on March 3, when the unidentified 51-year-old victim was pumping gas into his vehicle when he was wounded.

One police source told the Bronx Voice, "An unidentified male individual drives up to the pumps in a white Mercedes Benz, exits his vehicle, approaches the victim and attempts to remove his chain from around his neck while pointing a firearm."

The police source concluded, "The victim then sprays the male with gasoline and the male discharges the firearm towards the victim striking him once in the face. The male individual then enters his vehicle and flees to parts unknown."

The victim was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital and was listed as "critical, but stable" condition.

Detectives from the 46th Precinct continue to track down the suspect, who is described as a dark-skinned male in his 30's, 5' 11'' tall and between 180 and 190 pounds.

Police in the 49th Precinct are looking for several suspects who are wanted in connection with an armed robbery of the B.P. Gas Station, located at 91 Westchester Square. Police officials say this incident took place at 3:06 a.m. on March 7.

A police source said of this incident, "Several unidentified individuals entered the location and one male displayed a firearm putting it to an employee's head demanding money. Two males assaulted the victim by striking him on the arm, chest, head and several males removed cash and merchandise from the location."

The police source added that the suspects fled on foot, headed eastbound along East Tremont Avenue.

Police reported on March 20, that no arrests had been made in either case.

Any members of the public with information on either crime are asked to call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 577-TIPS, all calls remain confidential.

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