It happened around 5:45 a.m. Saturday at the store on 8th Avenue near Port Authority.READ MORE: Earth Day 2021: A Closer Look At New York City's Water Supply
Police said the 26-year-old employee noticed the man shoplifting and confronted him.READ MORE: Far Rockaway Residents Fed Up With Graveyard Of Sunken Boats, Rusted Barges Filled With Garbage
That’s when the suspect allegedly punched him in the face and yelled an anti-Asian slur.
Police said the suspect returned the next day and stared employees down before leaving.MORE NEWS: Long Island Woman Sues Home Depot, Says She Was Denied Job Due To Having Medical Marijuana Card
Anyone with information about him 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.