The man accused of killing an Upper East Side deli employee whereas sporting a HAZMAT swimsuit throughout a string of robberies was walked out of the nineteenth precinct on Thursday night time hours after his arrest.
Kimond L. Cyrus, 39, remained silent when reporters peppered him with questions as detectives escorted him into the again of a cop automobile together with his arms and toes shackled.
Cyrus is accused of gunning down a 67-year-old worker of Daona Gourmet Deli on E. 81st Street and Third Avenue throughout a botched theft final Friday night time, police stated.
Police recognized the worker on Thursday as Sueng Choi, of Queens.
Cyrus allegedly pistol whipped Choi with a gun when it went off, killing him, in response to police.
He was charged Thursday with homicide and felony possession of a weapon.
He was additionally wished for 3 different armed robberies at metropolis delis and bodegas over a 10-day interval.
He was lastly busted after police obtained a tip on Sunday when a citizen known as and claimed they noticed him at a bodega within the Bronx close to Crotona Park and stated the particular person drove off on a scooter.
Police had issue figuring out the suspect as he wore a masks and a white, full-body Tyvek swimsuit throughout the robberies.
Cops obtained surveillance footage from the alleyway at 1700 Crotona Park East that captured a person on a scooter in a Tyvek swimsuit leaving simply over an hour earlier than the March 3 homicide in Manhattan.
Video then reveals the person returning with out the hazmat gear round 20 minutes after a second theft later that night time in The Bronx, Chief of Detectives James Essig instructed reporters at a press convention Thursday morning.
Police recognized the suspect as Cyrus after reviewing the footage.
Cyrus beforehand served a two-year sentence in state jail in June 2003 after he was convicted of second-degree assault in Manhattan, in response to state information.
He was paroled in July 2005 and launched from supervised parole in March 2006.
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