Man Wanted For Pouring Flammable Liquid, Displaying Lighter Before Robbing Pay-O-Matic

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD is looking for a 40-year-old man who is suspected of robbing a Pay-O-Matic located at 3352 Broadway in Manhattan.

On Monday at 1:45 a.m., the man entered the store with a cup filled with flammable liquid, the police said. He then threw the cup under the cashier’s window and demanded cash while flashing a lighter, according to the NYPD.

Police said that the 22-year-old employee followed the suspect’s orders and handed over a bag with cash. The suspect then ran north.

Police are describing the suspect as standing 5-foot-9 and weighing 150 pounds, and he was last seen wearing all dark clothing.

Surveillance video of the suspect wanted for robbery:

If anybody has any information regarding the suspect, they are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also provide the police with tips by visiting Crime Stoppers’ website here and texting information to CRIMES (274637) and then entering TIP577.

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