NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Video shows a confrontation between a store security officer and a shoplifting suspect.

It happened Sept. 29 in a clothing store in Crown Heights.

(credit: NYPD)

The man threated the officer with a knife, then ran off. But within 10 minutes, police say the same man held up a cell phone store, showing a knife before stealing $140.


Another robbery earlier in the month also targeted a phone store.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

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