NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are trying to identify a man accused of robbing a store in the Bronx, then attacking an employee who tried to stop him.
It happened around 11:30 a.m. on April 2.READ MORE: 'I Want A Proper Education': Some NYC Public School Students With Medical Exemptions From In-Person Instruction Feel They're Falling Behind
According to police, the man stole four bottles of perfume and a ring from the Terminal Boutique clothing store on East Tremont Avenue.
A 59-year-old employee tried to stop the suspect and get the merchandise back, but the suspect allegedly hit the man in the back of the head with a metal pole multiple times.READ MORE: Mattress Giveaway In Queens Highlights Depth Of Need That Remains 3 Weeks After Ida
The suspect then ran off. The merchandise he allegedly stole was worth about $40.
The employee suffered a cut on the back of his head but refused medical attention at the scene.
Police have released surveillance photos and video of the suspect.MORE NEWS: MTA To Start Issuing $50 Fines To Riders Not Wearing Masks
Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.