A man used a large sword to rob an employee at a Kew Gardens pet store, police said.
The suspect entered the store, Petland Discounts, on 126th Street near Metropolitan Avenue, just after 5 p.m. on Dec. 13, cops said. Once inside, he demanded the employee’s cash and cell phone, while displaying the sword. The suspect then fled with about $400 and a Samsung phone.
Police have released video footage of the suspect from inside the store, and describe the man as Hispanic, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a tan jacket, baseball hat and blue jeans.
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