March 31, 2022 By Christian Murray
Police made a quick arrested of a gun-toting man who attempted to rob a cellphone store in Sunnyside Wednesday.
William Navarro, 23, of Corona, allegedly went into Green Tara Wireless, located at 45-51 47 St., and attempted to leave the store with a stolen phone.
A store worker tried to stop him as he was exiting the store and Navarro, who had a gun, struck the victim in the head with an object causing a laceration.
Police were unclear as to the condition of the victim or whether the gun was used to strike the worker in the head.
Navarro was arrested at the scene and charged with robbery, possession of a weapon, assault, menacing and harassment.
The captain of the 108 Precinct commended her officers for the arrest.
Great work by officers Paiman & Del-Pozo for apprehending & arresting a perpetrator for committing a Gun Point Robbery at a cell phone & electronics store, “Green Tara,” located at 4551 47 Street. Outstanding Police work. pic.twitter.com/cbeMKBp3Eq
— NYPD 108th Precinct (@NYPD108Pct) March 31, 2022