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Watch it: Bodega bandit shoots grocer in the eyebrow amid two-bit heist • Brooklyn Paper

Watch it: Bodega bandit shoots grocer in the eyebrow amid two-bit heist

Cops are hunting the bandit who shot a grocer in the eyebrow during a heist in Brownsville.
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A gunman fired at a hapless grocer amid a robbery in Brownsville on Jan. 10, grazing his eyebrow before nabbing his cash. 

The victim told police he was working the register at the deli on Church Avenue near Rockaway Parkway at 9:30 pm, when the masked suspect barged in waving a gun and demanding loot. 

Surveillance footage appears to show the ballsy bodega worker waving his hand at the gun dismissively, leading the robber to fire off a shot that police say struck the victim above his right eyebrow. 

The victim them quickly handed the thief a wad of cash, followed by some more money stuffed in black plastic bag, cops said. 

Doctors treated the wounded grocer at Brookdale Hospital following his ordeal, and he has since been released, 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 www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, tweet @NYPDTips, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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