Police say the suspect entered the grocery store located at 1152 Coney Island Ave. around 1:06 p.m., approached the counter, displayed a firearm and demanded money from the register.
The 49-year-old female employee complied and gave the suspect $6,000 in cash. The suspect then fled on foot, heading northbound on Coney Island Avenue. No injuries were reported.
The suspect is described as a male approximately 25-years-old, 6'0" tall, 200 pounds, with a dark complexion, medium build, black hair and facial hair. He was last seen wearing a gray winter jacket with a hood, light colored pants and light colored sneakers.
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Anyone with information in regard 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.