Metro PCS cellphone shop robbed at knifepoint on Friday the 13th in Central El Paso

(Photo: Courtesy Crime Stoppers of El Paso)

El Paso police are trying to identify a man who used a knife during a Friday the 13th cellphone shop robbery last month.

The unsolved robbery on April 13 is Crime Stoppers of El Paso’s Crime of the Week.

The robbery occurred at 1:15 p.m. at the Metro PCS shop at 2920 N. Piedras St., four blocks south of Fort Boulevard, Crime Stoppers said.

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A man armed with a knife threatened two employees and ordered them to get on the floor, police said. The robber fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police said that witnesses saw the man running east through an alley.

A man robs a Metro PCS shop on April 13 at 2920 N. Piedras St.

The man was about 5 feet 5-to-10 inches tall and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a front logo showing a W hand sign and stating "Streetwise" on top and "West" on the bottom.

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The man was also wearing khaki pants, white gloves, a black baseball cap and black Adidas sneakers.

Anyone with information on the robber may anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 566-8477 or leave a tip online at crimestoppersofelpaso.org.

Daniel Borunda may be reached at 546-6102; dborunda@elpasotimes.com; @BorundaDaniel on Twitter.

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