Thursday, June 30 2022

A well-dressed and armed con man robbed an East Village bodega on New Year’s Day, cops said early Monday.

The slender shooter in a suit jacket and face mask terrorized the clerk of the Villager Smoke Shop on East 9th Street near Avenue A around 9:15 p.m., authorities said.

He first asked about the products available for purchase – before showing a black and silver pistol in his belt, according to police and footage from inside the store.

He demanded property from the 21-year-old worker and threatened to kill him, cops said.

The video clip shows the suspect touching the gun as he speaks at length to the worker.

He seized $700 from the ledger, along with the worker’s personal cell phone and Apple Airpods, before fleeing, police said.

The suspect robbed a smoking room in the East Village on Jan. 1, 2022, taking cash as well as the employee’s AirPods and phone.
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according to surveillance footage, the thief threatened to kill the employee if he did not comply with the requirements.
According to surveillance footage and police, the thief threatened to kill the employee if he didn’t comply.
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The attacker fled the store, taking $700 in cash and several products.
The attacker fled the store, taking $700 in cash and several products.
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Police are still looking for the suspect as of January 3, 2021.
Police are still looking for the suspect as of January 3, 2021.
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The employee was not injured.

The suspect, who was still at large on Monday, is about 6ft 2in tall, thin and has black hair.

He was last seen wearing a black mask, dark suit jacket, gray vest, white shirt, gray pants and black shoes.

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