Police released on Wednesday night vivid footage of a crook robbing a Briarwood bodega earlier this week.
At 4 p.m. on Jan. 14, an unknown man entered a store located at 97-01 Sutphin Blvd. Once inside, the man approached the 62-year-old employee and demanded cash.
The video shows the bandit searching the employee for property before walking up to the counter, opening the register and taking cash. He’s then seen walking behind the counter to retrieve additional money from the register.
Seconds later, authorities said, the crook fled the scene on foot with $600 in stolen cash. The victim was not injured and did not have any of his personal belongings stolen from him, police noted.
The NYPD described the perpetrator as a 50-year-old black man with a beard that has a white patch on the chin, standing 6 feet tall and weighing 260 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark-blue jacket that black panels on the shoulders and a small, round patch on the right arm; and acid-washed jeans.
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.