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‘Smurf’ Sticks Up Smoke Shop

Cops are searching for a man dressed in blue who robbed a Bronx smoke shop at gunpoint.Photo byNYPD

By Dan Gesslein

Bronx Voice

September 29, 2023

BRONX - Cops are looking for a gunman decked out all in blue who robbed a Bronx smoke shop.

Police released surveillance video of the suspect who was dressed in a bright blue track suit and white hat during the morning robbery.

At around 11:30 am on September 24, a man dressed in blue walked into the Mott Haven smoke shop at 3007 3rd Avenue. He approached the 30-year-old smoke shop employee and displayed a gun.

The gunman forced the clerk to open the register and the crook removed $200 out of the till.

The gunman walked out of the story and fled to parts unknown.

The employee was not injured.

The suspect is described as a man with a dark complexion and medium build. He was last seen wearing a black facemask, blue hooded sweatshirt, blue pants, and white sneakers.

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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