NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man armed with a shotgun tried to hold up a deli in Manhattan but fled when his weapon got jammed, police said.

The suspect walked into the Elim Deli Cafe on Lexington Avenue in Lenox Hill around 8:10 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

He demanded money at gunpoint, racked the gun several times and ran out empty-handed when the gun appeared to jam, police said.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Police released surveillance pictures of the suspect carrying the gun and wearing a white sleeveless shirt and blue pants.

Anyone with information is 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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