Police are looking for an armed suspect who is accused of robbing a deli of one cigarette.
The incident occurred last week, on January 3rd, at around 8:15 p.m. Authorities say the male suspect "entered a grocery store located at 267 East Tremont Avenue, engaged in a verbal dispute and physical altercation with two patrons inside the store which spilled out into the street. The individual then re-entered the store brandishing a black and silver firearm, demanding the store employee give him a cigarette."
The employee gave him the cigarette and the suspect fled. No one was injured.
Video shows the suspect, who is described as being about 20 years old, 6'5" and 150 pounds with brown eyes and black hair; and last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black sneakers and black sweat pants:
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS 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 texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.