NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn narcotics detective accused of pocketing $2,650 cash during a raid on a Brooklyn deli has been suspended without pay.
The incident took place at Yemen Deli & Grocery at Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Halsey Place last Friday, according to police.
NYPD Detective Ian Cyrus, 49, was participating in a raid looking into the sale of untaxed cigarettes known as “loosies,” CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported.
Surveillance video allegedly showed Cyrus shoving the cash right into his pocket during the raid, CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported.
“He stole the money. He put it in his pocket. That’s when I got shocked. I called 911 said ‘I’ve been robbed.’ (I) called the 29th Precinct, even left a message for the sergeant,” deli manager Ali Abdullah said.