The suspect walked into the Home Depot at 131-35 Avery Ave. about 11:15 a.m. Nov. 17 and started pulling items off the shelves, police said.
When the suspect tried to leave the store without paying for the items, a Home Depot worker confronted him, and the suspect responded by pulling out a gun and fleeing with the stolen goods, police said.
Police described the suspect as a bald man, 5-foot-11 to 6-foot-2, weighing 200 pounds.
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