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Man wearing bandanna over his face robs Bronx grocery store at gunpoint

Posted: 9:20 AM, Mar 09, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-09 09:20:02-05

MT. HOPE, Bronx — A man robbed a Bronx grocery store at gunpoint late Tuesday, police said.

The man pulled out a silver gun and demanded a 45-year-old employee at Zubaidi grocery store on East 174th Street give him money, police said. The man handed over money and the culprit fled the scene with a second man who appeared to be acting as a lookout.

No one was injured during the incident.

Police described the first man as being about 18-25 years old. He's about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and a red bandana over his face.

Police described the lookout as being 18-25 years old. He's about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing dark pants, a waist length coat and red and black sneakers.

The NYPD has asked for help identifying the two men.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com , or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).