A Man in a Fluorescent Traffic Safety Jacket Robbed a Cell Phone Store in Bushwick

Evan Haddad


Cops have their eyes peeled for a flamboyant suspect who robbed a cell phone store at gunpoint in Bushwick on Friday. 

Around 12:50 p.m., a man wearing a florescent traffic safety jacket entered the store at 1727 Broadway, pretending at first that he was going to buy a phone. The suspect then whipped out a gun, demanding cash and cell phones, police said.

The store employees handed over money, a Galaxy S8, and an Iphone 7 — devices with a combined value of about $2,000. The suspect took off westbound on Broadway, according to cops.

CCTV inside the store snapped these pics: 

The suspect was last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, brown pants, brown boots, and a florescent yellow and orange traffic jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. You can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website.

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