Moment brazen robber jumps the counter at Bronx smoke shop before being beaten by group of store workers until he fled
- A man in a grey hoodie attempted to hold up a smoke shop in the Kingsbridge Heights area of the Bronx on Saturday night
- The man entered the shop at 11:40pm and tried to force the cashiers to hand over the money
- Instead the two men grabbed hold of him and began beating him up with their fists
- The unfortunate thief fled, and NYPD are now offering a $3,500 reward for information that leads to his arrest
A thief who tried to rob a smoke shop in the Bronx found himself pinned to the floor and beaten up by members of staff.
New York Police Department are appealing for help in finding the man who attempted to attack the Convenience Smoke Shop, in the Kingsbridge Heights district of the Bronx.
He was caught on camera on Saturday night at around 11:40pm.
The man, in a grey hoodie, can be seen walking into the store and demanding money.
When he attempts to leap over the counter, the two men working in the store haul him to the ground and pummel him with their fists.
The thief is seen approaching the cashiers inside the Bronx smoke shop on Saturday night
He then leaps over the counter in a bid to try and make away with the cash
The thief, in a grey hoodie, lands on the other side of the counter
The thief is then set upon by the cashiers. He can be seen cowering in the corner, as they rained blows down on him
The battered thief then apparently ran away.
The NYPD is offering a reward of $3,500 for information that leads to his arrest.
‘WANTED for Attempted Robbery: On Saturday 10/23/21 inside of 1364 Webster Avenue (Convenience Smoke Shop) @npd44pct a unknown individual entered located demanded money and fled location,’ the NYPD Crime Stoppers tweeted.
‘Call @ 800-577-TIPS or DM NYPDTips Reward up to $3500.’
No injuries were reported.
NYPD are offering a $3,500 reward for anyone who helps them identify and arrest the attacker
Smoke shops in the Bronx are frequently targeted.
In July, a group of five men staged a chaotic raid on a smoke shop in the Morris Park district, wearing surgical masks and hoodies over their heads in the 85-degree heat just before 11am.
The gang stumbled over each other and appeared to have no plan, but made off with $800.
Then a month later a group yanked a cash register off a counter in a Clason Point shop, making off with around $1,500.
It was unclear whether the culprits were ever caught.