NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - The NYPD is searching for the man who assaulted a store clerk in the Bronx after handing him a counterfeit bill.
The incident occurred on April 28 at about 3:35 p.m. inside the CS 99 Cents Store & Plus on East Gun Hill Road.
The man attempted to buy a pack of t-shirts but pulled the $20 bill he was paying with away when the store clerk used a counterfeit detector pen.
The suspect grabbed the t-shirt pack as he attempted to take the fake bill back, too.
The 35-year-old employee chased the man outside when the suspect punched him several times before fleeing northbound on Decatur Ave.
The clerk was treated at the scene for a cut to the face.
Police describe the susepct as a male Black, 20-35 years old, 6ft tall with a mustache.
He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap with yellow lettering on the front, a black hooded sweater, dark colored jacket, black sweat pantsand yellow boots.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
You can remain anonymous.
🚨WANTED🚨Do you know this guy? He was involved in a Robbery that occurred on April 28 a 3:45 pm inside of 368 E Gun Hill Rd. He removed merchandise from the location then punched complainant in the face. Any info? ☎️CrimeStoppers 1 800 877-8477 (TIPS) #YourCityYourCall pic.twitter.com/hitkFPkYMk— NYPD 52nd Precinct (@NYPD52Pct) May 1, 2019