Robber Needles Victims With Hypodermic

Man gets money by threatening workers with dirty needle injection

Police are searching for a man who's been robbing local stores by threatening store employees with a hypodermic needle and his alleged HIV status.

Kevin Cox, 36, has hit two businesses in Glenn Mills, Pa., just outside of Philadelphia and another in Rehoboth Beach, Del. in the past week, police say.

In each case, Cox walks into a business that has a lone female working, confronts them with the needle, tells them he has HIV and then demands cash, according to authorities.

Surveillance cameras captured the most recent robbery at a tanning salon at the Glen Eagle Shopping Plaza on Monday.

Cox is a known drug user, but authorities say they are unclear of his HIV status. Still, they consider him very dangerous and say anyone who comes in contact with him should cooperate. Luckily, so far no one has been injured.

Investigators believe Cox may also be working with a female accomplice. Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to call state police at 484.840.1000.

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