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Two people attempt to rob bodega, leave with nothing, police say



May 24, 2015 Staff Report

Two people attempted to rob a bodega on 34th Avenue last Monday but their efforts were thwarted by an employee, according to police.

The suspects, one a man the other a woman, entered US Brazil bodega at 41-02 34th Avenue at about 5:00 am May 18 and asked to buy a lighter. When the register was open, the male suspect reached over and attempted to steal money while telling the employee that he had a gun and would use it.

The male suspect then tried to take the entire register.

After a brief struggle, the employee was able to prevent the man from taking the register. The two suspects then fled the location in a white Fiat, heading eastbound on 34 Avenue. The employee was not injured. The suspects did not successfully remove any property.

The male suspected was described as a Hispanic, approximately 5′ 9″ tall, 160 pounds, with a light complexion and short hair. He was last seen wearing a black and red baseball hat, a long-sleeve blue shirt, tan cargo shorts and white sneakers.

Meanwhile the female was described as a Hispanic, approximately 5′ 3″ tall, 130 pounds, with a light complexion, long, brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue baseball hat, a blue short-sleeve shirt, blue checkered pants and white sneakers.

A video of the suspects taken at the incident location is attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

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