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Gun-Toting Man Attempts to Rob Sunnyside Cellphone Store Wednesday

Police arrested a gun-toting man who attempted to rob a cellphone store in Sunnyside Wednesday (Photo: Citizen)

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.

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