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Image courtesy of NYPD
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The man pictured is wanted for a robbery at a Myrtle Avenue business on April 2.

Police are trying to find the bandit who recently robbed a Glendale business and punched an employee that confronted him.

The incident took place on April 2, when the suspect walked into a corner store on Myrtle Avenue and 79th Lane at approximately 12:05 p.m. An employee told police he observed the man walk around the store and take items off the shelf, authorities said.

Law enforcement sources said the crook then walked out of the store with the items, including cereal, iced tea, coffee and cigarettes, police said. The store employee then followed the man outside and confronted him.

According to police, the perpetrator and the employee then went back inside the store and the confrontation escalated. Cops said the bandit became aggressive and punched the worker in the right eye, then took off with the stolen goods.

Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the incident; there was no word on the extent of the victim’s injuries.

Sources familiar with the investigation could not confirm whether suspect is connected to other commercial robberies that have taken place recently.

On April 10, the 104th Precinct released the following wanted poster of the suspect on Twitter:

Cops described the suspect as a black man between 6 feet and 6 feet, 3 inches tall with a medium build; he was last seen wearing a brown jacket and grey pants.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect is asked to notify the 104th Precinct Detective Squad at 718-386-2723, or Detective Borough Queens North at 718-520-9200. All calls are kept confidential.

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