Man Robs Upper East Side Fairway With Stun Gun Disguised As Cane

Fairway employees were terrorised by three men on Monday (Getty)

Fairway employees were terrorized by three men on Monday. (Getty)

A despicably inventive robber used disguised a stun gun as a cane to hold up the Upper East Side Fairway, police say.

According to The Daily News,  25-year-old Daniel Nieves and two pistol-wielding sidekicks barged into the supermarket in the early hours of June 24.

The trio attacked the store at 3:45am on Monday and began menacing the late-night employees, police said.

The brutal heist kicked off with Mr. Nieves using stun gun to Taze a 35-year-old employee, while his cronies forced the man’s co-workers to the ground, threatening them with their weapons.

Unable to crack the store’s safe, the gang resorted to violence. One man allegedly pistol-whipped an employee before emptying out customer’s pockets for money and cell-phones.

Luckily, the police arrived and managed to grab Mr. Nieves, still holding his “cane,” before his accomplices fled.

The NYPD released details of the pair, who they believe to be about 5-foot-6 and in their 20s. One had a long ponytail and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt. The other was apparently heavy-set and wearing a blue sweatsuit.

Mr. Nieves was charged with robbery, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

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