The NYPD is searching for a man they say robbed a boutique at gunpoint late Wednesday afternoon.
Here is info via Patch:
Police say the man entered the shop, located at 66 E. 7th St., at about 5:08 p.m. on Wednesday and began talking with an employee as if he was going to purchase something. The man then walked toward the store's counter, pulled out a gun and demanded money from the register, police said.
The man made off with $500 in cash and a cell phone, according to authorities.
The shop is Neon by Cheng between First Avenue and Second Avenue.
And via the NYPD...
The #NYPD is 👀 2 identify & locate this man #wanted for a commercial robbery. On Feb 14 inside a clothing boutique he displayed a handgun and demanded 💰. If you have any info we ask you 2 ☎️ #800577TIPS #EastVillage #NYC pic.twitter.com/7jKW5LXkXo— NYPD 9th Precinct (@NYPD9Pct) February 16, 2018
Anyone with information that could help in the investigation is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You may also submit tips online.