By Dan Gesslein
November 26, 2023
Police released dramatic surveillance video of the suspect pointing a handgun at his victim during the robbery.
At around 3 am on November 15, a man wearing a motorcycle helmet walked into a business at 2801 Jerome Avenue near Mosholu Parkway and started up a conversation with the 44-year-old employee.
Cops said the man pulled out a handgun and demanded cash. The employee handed over $55. Angered, the suspect took off his motorcycle helmet and repeatedly struck the employee in the face and body with the helmet.
EMS treated the victim at the scene.
The suspect is a male who is 5 foot 8 who has a medium complexion and medium build. He was last seen wearing a black helmet, black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and black sneakers.
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