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It happened at 9:15 p.m. at the Villager Smoke Shop on East 9th Street near Avenue A.
Police say the suspect first asked about some products before showing the store worker a pistol and threatening to kill him.READ MORE: Biden Administration To Give Out 400 Million Free N95 Masks
The suspect stole the employee’s phone and headphones along with about $700 from the register, police said.
The suspect is described as approximately 6’2″, with a light complexion, thin build, with black hair. He was last seen wearing a black facemask, a dark dress jacket, a gray dress vest, a white dress shirt, gray pants and black shoes.
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 via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.MORE NEWS: Timeline: Snow Expected To Blanket The Tri-State Area Thursday Morning