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Police searching for crook who threatened to kill 7-Eleven employee before trashing Middle Village store

Nov. 29, 2023 By Anthony Medina

Police from the 104th Precinct are searching for the crook who allegedly threatened to kill a store worker inside a 7-Eleven in Middle Village last month. 

Police say a 27-year-old man was working inside the 7-Eleven at 79-37 Metropolitan Ave. on Saturday, Oct. 21, when the unidentified suspect entered the store and stated, “come outside, I’ll kill you.” 

That’s when the crooklbegan throwing items in the store, causing damage to store shelves, and tossed a newspaper stand to the ground — breaking it in the process — authorities said. The suspect then fled westbound on Metropolitan Avenue. 

In a surveillance footage screenshot shared by the 104th Precinct, the suspect was last seen wearing a red hooded sweater and black pants. The suspect could face felony charges if the store items damaged are valued at or over $250. 

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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