It happened around 5:45 a.m. Saturday at the store on 8th Avenue near Port Authority.READ MORE: Sharee Jones Charged With Arson, Hate Crime After Fire At Brooklyn Yeshiva
Police said the 26-year-old employee noticed the man shoplifting and confronted him.
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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: Suffolk Police: Man Killed In Hit-And-Run On Long Island Expressway In Brentwood
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.