Detectives are looking for the gun-toting crook who held up a Manhattan laundromat on Wednesday afternoon.
Cops said the stickup occurred at 5 p.m. on April 29 inside the laundromat located at 137 Lexington Ave. in Kips Bay.
Video footage that police released on Wednesday night shows the suspect inside the laundromat, talking on his cellphone, moments before a 31-year-old male worker confronted him.
The two men are engaged in an animated conversation when, seconds later, the crook reaches into his jacket and pulls out a silver firearm. At that point, cops said, he demanded cash from the victim.
Law enforcement agents said the worker complied with the request and handed over $614 in currency to the suspect, who exited the laundromat and fled northbound on Lexington Avenue.
Officers from the 13th Precinct responded to the incident. No injuries were reported.
As shown in the video, the robber wore a black baseball cap with the word HIP HOP written in white letters as well as a black mask, a black hooded sweatshirt, a black bubble jacket, white latex gloves, dark-colored pants and black sneakers.
He’s also pictured carrying a navy blue backpack with the letters DAX written in white on it.
Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.
Crime Stoppers offers a $2,500 reward for information leading to the suspect’s arrest and conviction.