Officials from the New York Police Department shared details about the investigation that resulted in the arrest of the gunman who murdered a 19-year-old Burger King cashier in East Harlem, according to ABC7.
Chief of Detectives James Essig stated during Friday’s news conference that Kristal Bayron-Nieves was attempting to comply with the gunman’s demands.
“She was murdered for no apparent reason,” said Essig.
Officials with the New York Police Department say they located Winston Glynn, 30, using both traditional detective techniques and new technology.
Glynn was apprehended after detectives tracked him to a building on Patchen Avenue in Brooklyn.
Glynn faces charges of murder, two counts of robbery, criminal possession of a firearm, and criminal use of a firearm.
The night of the shooting, Glynn allegedly pistol-whipped the manager and stole his phone after demanding money from the register.
He then appears to have shot Bayron-Nieves while she was attempting to access the register.
Although the majority of his clothing at the time of the murder was unremarkable, detectives noticed Glynn wearing an unique “Guess” belt during a comprehensive canvass of surveillance footage.
Detectives were able to compare the belt to one he wore in an Instagram photo.
Glynn was also connected to the case via an EBT card he used following the deadly shooting.
He is suspected to have escaped the scene via the number 6 subway train, which runs between 116th and 110th Streets.
He entered a corner store off 110th Street and used his EBT card to purchase a fruit drink instead of using the funds from the robbery.
Detectives obtained his name from the card and followed him to a Days Inn near Kennedy Airport in Queens, which was being used as a shelter at the time, and tracked his movements until he was apprehended.
Officers are still on the lookout for Glynn’s. 9 millimeter handgun, which was used in the shooting.