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Image via Google Maps; inset courtesy of the NYPD
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Cops seek man wanted for Sunset store robbery.

Cops are seeking a man wanted in connection to a robbery that occurred at a Sunset Park video game store.

Authorities say that on Thursday, February 15 at around 8 a.m., the suspect entered the store on 57th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues to play a video game. While inside, the perp went behind the counter, punched a 56-year-old employee and stole around $3,000 from the cash register then fled the scene.

The victim was later treated and released from NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn.

The suspect is described as an Asian male in his 20s, 5’7″and 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information in regards 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 Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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