NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The search is on for a man accused of robbing a couple at gunpoint last Friday in Brooklyn.

Police said the suspect approached the 25-year-old victims around 3:40 a.m. on Kingsland Avenue near Woodpoint Road in Williamsburg.

Surveillance video shows him display what appears to be a gun.

Police said the suspect threatened to shoot the victims before stealing their purse, watch and $80.

The suspect took off heading south on Woodpoint Road in a gray vehicle. The victims were not hurt.

“On this side of the street, it’s a lot of families, it’s residential. But you do have warehouses and things over there. So I guess you never know who’s coming in and out of some of these buildings,” resident Megan Penmann said.

Anyone with 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.


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