New York Daily News

Mugger shoots customer in the buttocks after struggle in Bronx bodega


A customer buying a drink from a Bronx bodega was shot in the buttocks for putting up a struggle when a gunman tried to rob him, police said Monday.

The 27-year-old victim was grabbing a beverage in the store on Baychester Ave. near Tillotson Ave. about 10:50 a.m. Sunday when the crook burst in and tried to hold him up, police said.

The victim resisted, police said, sparking a struggle with the crook. The victim managed to flee and was running away outside when he was shot in the buttocks by the robber, cops said.

Medics took the victim to Jacobi Medical Center in stable condition.

The shooter ran off empty-handed and is being sought.

Cops released a surveillan­ce image of the mugger (photo) inside the bodega and asked the public’s help identifyin­g him and tracking him down.

Anyone with informatio­n is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidenti­al.

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