NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Tuesday were searching for a man who held up a Crown Heights, Brooklyn deli this past weekend while clad in a mask showing a yellow skull.
The robbery happened around 12:20 a.m. Saturday at the Three Star Deli, at 536 Ralph Ave. in Brooklyn, police said. The suspect walked in, pointed a gun at the clerk, and demanded money, police said.
The 21-year-old victim said no, and a brief struggle over the gun ensued, police said. The gun went off, and a shot was fired toward the wall, police said.
The victim was not injured, and the robber left empty-handed, police said. He was last seen headed north on Ralph Avenue with a gun, police said.
The suspect was last seen wearing tan slacks, a black coat, and the black and yellow face mask depicting a skull, police said.
Police have released a surveillance photo.
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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