Armed robbery in Claremont nets jewelry, cash and phone

One of the getaway cars used in a robbery in the Claremont section of the Bronx.
Screenshot courtesy NYPD

An armed robbery took place in the Claremont section of the Bronx where thieves made off with cash, a phone and jewelry.

According to the NYPD, on Aug. 12, at 1:10 a.m., three Black men ranging from 20-30 years old, approached two men, a 40-year-old and a 36-year-old, in the vicinity of 1299 Franklin Ave. The trio of men demanded their property and one of the individuals brandished a handgun.

The victims complied and handed over their jewelry, a cell phone and $130. The individuals fled the scene inside two vehicles: a black Infiniti sedan westbound on East 169 Street and a Silver Lexus sedan northbound on Franklin Avenue.

The car the thieves used to flee the scene.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 https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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