Knife-wielding crook assaults Ridgewood grocery store worker and steals cash

Photos courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for a knife-wielding crook who recently assaulted a Ridgewood corner store employee and took off with cash from the register.

According to police, at 10:35 a.m. on Nov. 19, the unidentified suspect walked into the Lucky Guy Deli and Grocery, located at 72-20 Forest Ave. Once inside, the perpetrator approached the 48-year-old male employee, displayed a knife and demanded money.

Law enforcement sources said the crook then struck the victim in the face before taking $450 from the register. The bandit then fled the store on foot.

Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the incident. The store employee refused medical attention.

On Nov. 27, the NYPD released images of the suspect, who’s described as a light-skinned man with short, dark hair and a medium build, and standing 5 feet, 7 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants and grey sneakers.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, messaging the Crime Stoppers Twitter account (@NYPDTips) or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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