NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are on the hunt for a gunman in Brooklyn after a frightening robbery was caught on camera.
Authorities say the suspect stormed into Ken Mable Inc. on Flushing Avenue just before 6 p.m. on Friday.
The suspect was seen on surveillance video pointing his gun at a 53-year-old woman who was sitting at her desk. The thief then ripped a purse from her hands before continuing to threaten employees with his handgun.
Police say the armed robber got away with the woman’s iPhone and about $800. Luckily, no one was injured at the Brooklyn business.
The suspect was last seen wearing a black knit cap, a black waist length jacket, and a multi-colored scarf.
Anyone with any information is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by Tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.