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Cops searching for armed man who was seen on security footage robbing a Brooklyn corner store

Screenshot via video courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for an armed crook who was caught on tape when he robbed a Brooklyn corner store last month.

According to police, at 12:35 p.m. on Jan. 23, an unknown man entered Blake First Deli Grocery, located at 1293 Blake Avenue. Once inside, the suspect pulled out a silver handgun and demanded cash from the employee.

The suspect forced his way behind the counter and took an undetermined amount of cash as well as the victim’s cellphone. The thief then fled the scene in an unknown direction. There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident.

Video released of the incident shows the suspect pointing the gun at the store employee:

The suspect is described as a black man with a thin build between the ages of 20 and 25 years old and standing between 5 feet, 5 inches and 5 feet, 7 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a black jacket with white and red stripes.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident 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¬†or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

Emily Davenport