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Police: Man Robbed Brooklyn Deli, Left When Clerk Fought Back

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Brooklyn Deli Robbery Suspect

A surveillance image of the suspect in the unsuccessful robbery of a deli in Flatbush, Brooklyn. (Credit: NYPD)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Thursday were searching for a suspect in the robbery of a store in Flatbush, Brooklyn this past weekend.

The robber ended up leaving empty-handed when the store clerk fought back, police said.

Around 6:45 a.m. this past Saturday, the suspect walked into the Glenwood Deli, at 2816 Glenwood Rd. in Brooklyn, and asked for a sandwich, police said.

The clerk told the man the deli portion of the store was closed, and then the suspect walked behind the counter, took a gun out of his jacket, and demanded money, police said.

The victim initially complied, but when the suspect put the gun down so he could put the money in his pocket, the clerk fought back, police said.

The robber ultimately walked out with nothing, police said. No one was injured.

Police have released surveillance videos of the suspect, who was described as a black male standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall with short black hair.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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