By Carol Tannenhauser
A 31-year-old woman standing near 77th Street and Amsterdam Avenue was robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday at around 5:50 p.m., police told WSR. “The woman stated that a man approached her, displayed a firearm, and removed $150 from her person. He fled northbound on Amsterdam. There were no injuries and no one is in custody,” the officer said.
This was the second armed robbery in the neighborhood this week. El Gallo Taqueria, on Amsterdam Avenue between 84th and 85th Streets, was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night at 11:45 p.m., according to police. In that case, $119 was taken from the register and the suspect also swiped the tip jar with an unknown amount of money inside.
WSR asked the officer if the two cases were related. She couldn’t answer, but did indicate that it is up to the detectives to determine when there is a pattern.
In neither case was a description given.