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Cops Seek Suspect in Attempted Armed Robbery of Coney Island Deli on Christmas Day

Cops are looking to identify the man, they say, held up a Coney Island deli at knife-point on Christmas Day.

According to authorities, at approximately 4:20 p.m. on Tues, Dec. 25, the individual entered Beach Deli, located at 3204 Mermaid Ave., displayed a knife and demanded money from the employee behind the counter. The suspect is said to have then punched a second employee repeatedly before fleeing to parts unknown empty-handed.

Emergency Medical Services responded and transported the victim to an area hospital where he received treatment for a laceration on his hand.

The suspect is said to be a 20 to 25 year old man who is approximately 5’10” tall. He was last seen wearing a white hoodie that says “ADIDAS” on the front, dark pants and dark sneakers.

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 at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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