March 31, 2022 By Christian Murray
Police made a quick arrest 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.
It is unclear 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