Layaway Larcenist Shoots Taser in Pawn Shop Robbery on Delancey Street

Posted on: February 1st, 2019 at 5:00 am by

A taser-wielding bandit made off with jewelry from a Lower East Side pawn shop Wednesday, police said.

Shortly after 5:30pm Wednesday evening, three twenty-something women entered Robin Solid Gold at 132 Delancey Street. One reportedly began arguing with Robin about her jewelry on layaway, when she snatched it from his hands and bolted; her two friends on lookout held the door open.

When the proprietor gave chase, the ringleader attempted to disable him by firing a taser gun, but missed. They then fled into the Essex Street subway station right out front.

Solid Gold is a local mainstay with somewhat of a celebrity following. Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus have been known to frequent the pawnbroker.

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