Man who paid with phony money assaults clerk

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.

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