Armed robbery at Riverdale Verizon nets $30K in stolen goods

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An armed assailant stole $30,000 worth of merchandise from a Verizon store in Riverdale on Aug. 9, police said.

According to the NYPD, at 6:30 p.m., a man walked into a Verizon store at 5909 Riverdale Ave., displayed a firearm, went to the safe room with staff and stole 27 cell phones, seven watches and three tablets.

He fled the scene in a dark colored 4-door sedan driven by another individual. No injuries have been reported.

The suspect leaving the Verizon store with 27 cell phones on Aug. 9 ,2021.

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.

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