Crook carrying bouquet of flowers robs Bronx cell phone store: cops

A man carrying a bouquet of flowers strolled into a Bronx cell phone store — shoved an employee and then ripped off $16,000 from an unlocked safe, police said.

The crook entered the Boost Mobile store on East 170th Street near Walton Avenue in Mount Eden around 12:20 p.m. Monday, carrying the yellow flowers as he approached the counter, police said.

He then put the flowers down and flashed an unknown object before demanding money and grabbing the worker, a 25-year-old woman, by the arm and neck, cops said.

He then shoved the worker into the back of the store and then removed the dough from the wide-open safe, police said.

He fled from the store, heading west on East 170th Street toward Jerome Avenue.

No injuries were reported.

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The crook entered the Boost Mobile store on East 170th Street near Walton Avenue in Mount Eden around 12:20 p.m. Monday.
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