Latest syringe attack may be linked to robbery spree - New York News

Latest syringe attack may be linked to robbery spree

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The NYPD says the needle-point robber is still at large but many are wondering if the man wanted for threatening victims with syringe may have committed his ninth robbery. 

39-year-old Angel Anthony Cintron is armed with a hypodermic needle and uses it to force his victims to give up there pricey electronics and phones. Police are looking into whether the recent robbery of a 14-year-old boy's cell phone aboard the #1 train near W. 86th street on September 28 -- is linked to a similar spree in the Bronx. 

The photo released by the NYPD provided the face of Cintron. He's their prime suspect in a rash of at least eight robberies in the Tremont section of the Bronx starting last August.  

All his victims except one are teenaged boys.  

Police say Cintron approaches them and threatens to stick them with a syringe unless they turn over their iPads, iPods and phone. Teens in the area are worried. 

"It's really dangerous and I'm afraid if this really happens to me," said one teen. 

Sources say the suspect would hang out in a remote section of Tremont Park, but that he moved on once police increased their patrols.   

Investigators are wondering if their suspect has moved into Manhattan. 

Sources say a man fitting Cintron's description – about 5'8" tall, 145 pounds pulled a syringe and robbed the teen on the northbound #1 train Friday morning. 

Once again he managed to get away from police. 

"That's scary … that's really, really scary," said another teen. 

Another teen added, "That's real bad (the robberies) I really hope they get him."

Cintron is approximately 40-years-old, 5'8" tall, 145 lbs, black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black leather Yankee cap, black hooded sweatshirt, black t-shirt with blue lettering, gray jeans, black sneakers. 

Police ask anyone with information regarding the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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