Senior man tries to stop robbery at a restaurant on Ridgewood/Bushwick border

83rd Precinct robbery suspect
Screenshot courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for a robber who stole cash from a eatery on the Ridgewood/Bushwick border on Monday morning, and thwarted one senior citizen’s efforts at stopping him, police said.

According to authorities, the robber — described as a dark-skinned male, wearing a green hooded sweatshirt, tan pants, black sneakers, and carrying a back pack — entered Inca Chicken located at 122 Wyckoff Ave. in Brooklyn at approximately 9:15 a.m. on Sept. 18, where he removed $200 from the register.

However, a 78-year-old man attempted to stop the individual, law enforcement agents said, and a struggle ensued between the two. No injuries were reported when officers from the 83rd Precinct responded to the incident.

Video footage of the suspect has been released.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.