NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were searching Wednesday for a suspect who held up a gas station in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, a suspect stormed into the Sunoco gas station at 1412 Eastern Pkwy. in Brooklyn, and took out a black handgun as he demanded cash, police said.

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The suspect took about $500 and ran off, police said.

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The suspect was described as a black male standing about 5 feet 9 inches tall and wearing a black jacket.

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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.