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.

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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.

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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 are trying to identify a man accused of robbing a store in the Bronx on April 2, 2021, and attacking an employee who tried to stop him. (Credit: NYPD Crime Stoppers)

Police have released surveillance photos and video of the suspect.

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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.

CBSNewYork Team