Knife-wielding thief attempts to rob Sheepshead Bay gas station: NYPD

The man who attempted to rob the Sheepshead Bay gas station at knife-point.

Police are searching for the knife-wielding wacko, who attempted to hold up a Sheepshead Bay gas station on Aug. 16.

The thief pulled a knife and demanded cash from a clerk at the convenience store near Nostrand Avenue and Avenue T at 5 a.m., but the employee refused to hand over the dough, and the crook fled northbound on Nostrand Avenue, according to police.

Anyone who provides police with information leading to an arrest can expect up to a $2,500 reward through the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers program. The public can phone their tips to (800) 577-8477, log into the Crime Stoppers website at, tweet @NYPDTips, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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