NRS offers $5,500 Reward and Free Panic Alarm Following Bronx Bodega Stabbing Attack

NEWARK, NJ – National Retail Solutions (NRS), the leading point-of-sale (POS) platform provider for independent retailers, offers a $5,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the assailant in a recent stabbing attack at a Bronx bodega. In addition, NRS installs the Panic Alarm service at no cost to support the bodega. The disturbing incident occurred at 69 Deli in the Concourse Village section of the Bronx.

Tips can be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

“We stand with the victim and the community against senseless violence,” said Ricky Shah, Community Service Director for NRS. “We urge anyone with information to come forward to help bring the perpetrator to justice.

Following a successful pilot program in New York City, the NRS POS-integrated Panic Alarm Button is now available nationwide, including New York, New Jersey, California, Florida, Wisconsin, and Georgia, with continued expansion to combat rising retail crime.

The discreetly POS-integrated Panic Alarm Button on the merchant touch screen allows cashiers to alert authorities during emergencies while silently de-escalating situations. 

The program was highly effective in supporting independent retail store owners to fight the growing crime, many of which serve predominantly immigrant communities in high-crime, low-income neighborhoods underserved by large retail brands. 

NRS offers a comprehensive suite of anti-crime solutions, including its patented POS Panic Alarm Button, POS-DVR Camera Integration, and customer-facing screens to assist local authorities in identifying and apprehending suspects.

“Our POS-integrated Panic Alarm Button service assists stores in emergencies and helps deter crime,” said Elie Y. Katz, president and CEO of NRS. “It also makes owners and employees – as well as their customers – feel more secure, and in some instances, it can reduce the store’s insurance premiums. I strongly recommend that every bodega and neighborhood convenience store owner consider installing this system to safeguard their premises.”

In support of bodegas safety,  NRS provides three months of Panic Alarm Button service at no cost, ensuring retailers can experience the benefits risk-free. 

To learn more about the Panic Alarm Button premium feature or to request it for your store, please call (888) 755-9838 or visit

National Retail Solutions (NRS) operates the leading point-of-sale (POS) terminal-based platform and NRS Pay with credit card processing for independent retailers and bodega owners, comprising over 30,000 active POS terminals in stores nationwide. NRS is a subsidiary of IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT).