Man robs Sunset Park bodega at gunpoint: NYPD

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A Sunset Park bodega was robbed at gunpoint on Friday night, according to the NYPD.
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A Sunset Park bodega was robbed at gunpoint on Friday night, according to the NYPD. 

The suspect, who was wearing a black mask and a sweatshirt with the hood up, walked behind the counter at a shop at the corner of 8th Avenue and 41st Street at 8 p.m. on Feb. 16, cops said. He showed a firearm to the 28-year-old cashier, then forcibly removed $2,800 in cash and merchandise from the store and fled the scene.

Police are still searching for the suspect, who was last seen fleeing toward 9th Avenue immediately after the robbery. He was described as having a slim build, and was wearing a black Brooklyn Nets sweatshirt, black pants, white sneakers, and a black ski mask. 

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The suspect was last seen in a black hoodie and ski mask. Photo courtesy of NYPD/CrimeStoppers

Anyone with information in regard 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 CrimeStoppers website, or  on Twitter @NYPDTips.

Year-to-date, robberies in the 66th Precinct — where Friday’s incident occurred — are up 57.1%, according to the most recent NYPD data, with 11 robberies reported in the precinct so far this year compared to seven during the same time period last year.

Robberies are up 15% in the Brooklyn South patrol, and Brooklyn has seen a number of robberies in the last few weeks — on Feb. 3, a 26-year-old man was violently robbed at the Sutter Avenue station in East New York, and a Crown Heights bodega was robbed by two gun-wielding men on Feb. 11.