Police have arrested a 14-year-old teenager in connection with the attempted theft of a bicycle where he pointed a gun at a store owner.
The arrest was made on Wednesday by detectives from the 71st Precincts Detective Squad after receiving a tip from detectives in the 77th precinct who recognized the teen in connection with another robbery.
This arrest was made in connection with a July 22 incident on Troy Avenue and Carroll Street where the teen attempted to steal a bicycle that was chained in front of the Gourmet Butcher grocery store. A store worker saw the teen attempting to cut the lock using bolt cutters and together with the store owner and a bystander confronted the teen.
At first they took the bolt cutters and after refusing to return them, the teen pulled out a black handgun and threatened to shoot them if they didn’t return it.
The entire harrowing incident was captured on the stores surveillance video.
Police sources confirmed that the perpetrator is just 14-years-old and due to the nature of the crime he will be charged as an adult.