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Man Attempts to Rob LES Bodega After Striking Worker, Police Say

By Serena Solomon | February 25, 2013 11:45am

LOWER EAST SIDE — Cops are hunting a man who attempted to rob a Grand Street bodega Saturday night after striking the store's worker, authorities said.

The suspect, who was caught on surveillance footage, tried to swipe money from a cash register at the Hilltop Grocery located at the corner of Grand and Henry streets, after striking an employee just before 10 p.m., the NYPD said. He ultimately fled the shop empty-handed, police added.

The suspect is described as between 25 and 30, standing 6-foot-3 to 6-foot-5, and wearing a black leather jacket, brown hooded sweatshirt, black hat and blue jeans, police said.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.