Cops are looking for a pair of gun-toting crooks who robbed a Lower East Side smoke shop and took off with cash and merchandise.
Authorities say that at 4:25 p.m. on Feb. 17, two unknown men entered N&N Delancey Smoke Shop, located at 61 Delancey Street. While one of the men stood at the counter and asked for cigarettes, the other went to entrance to the counter and pointed a black rifle at the employee.
The gunman threatened the employee and demanded merchandise and money from the register. The victim complied and handed over $3,500 in cash, 30 packs of cigarettes, lottery tickets and a cellphone. The suspects then fled the scene in a car parked outside of the store. There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident.
On Feb. 18, the NYPD released video and photos of the suspects taken from the shop’s surveillance footage:
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the individuals is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.