Another Person Robbed at Needle-Point


Angel Anthony Cintron, the 39-year-old Bronx man believed to have committed a string of recent robberies in which victims were threatened with a hypodermic needle, seems to have struck again last night. According to police, a man matching Cintron’s description approached a 14-year-old boy riding a northbound 1 train near 86th Street early this morning, flashed a syringe, and demanded the teenager’s cell phone. Cintron doesn’t seem to be the person suspected of stabbing a bus driver in Brooklyn with a syringe last week . (The NYPD still isn’t entirely sure whether he’s responsible for all of the similar robberies, of which there have now been nine.) Hopefully, this does not mean needle-related crimes are becoming a trend, because we really don’t want to think about it anymore.