Baddie wields pipe like pistol while robbing W’burg shop

Caught on camera: Police are looking for this baddie who swiped $300 from a Williamsburg store while brandishing a metal pipe like a pistol.

A fiend waved a pipe like a handgun in order to swipe a wad of cash from a Williamsburg store on May 26, police said.

The crook walked into the Broadway smoke shop between Havemeyer Street and Marcy Avenue around 10:30 am, demanding the money as he brandished the metal tube to simulate a firearm, authorities said.

The bald punk wearing a white baseball jersey then grabbed $300 from the register before running out and leaving the pipe behind, cops said.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.

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