RED HOOK — They got squeezed for their toilet paper.
The man pulled a knife on a 45-year-old supermarket employee who tried to stop the thief about 9:45 a.m, cops said. The suspect then fled with the TP in hand, according to police.
Police sources described the man as about 5 feet 7 inches tall and 165 pounds. He was last seen wearing white sneakers and a green T-shirt.
Fairway Market did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Other notable crimes in this month’s blotter at the 76th Precinct included the following from police sources:
► A $450 credit card machine and $100 in change were stolen from the Red Hook Garden Center at 410 Van Brunt St., by a person police believed clipped a hole in the garden’s locked fence.
► A 25-year-old woman was shopping at Red Hook’s Ikea, located at 1 Beard St., when she walked away from the cart, where she had left her purse, and returned to find the purse missing, July 8 about 7:30 p.m. Along with the $30 leather purse, the thief nabbed a 16GB white iPhone worth $360, three credit cards and a $20 Vera Bradley wallet.
► Two Hewlett Packard laptops, worth $500 and $700, were taken from a Smith Street real estate agency June 26.
► A 28-year-old man was walking near 225 Hoyt St., about 1:20 a.m. on July 6, when he was punched in the back of the head. The victim fell to the ground, where he was kicked repeatedly by at least four men. The assailants took the victim’s wallet, two credit cards, $450, Social Security and unemployment cards.
► A 61-year-old man was walking home July 2 around 3:40 p.m., near Smith and 9th Streets when three men, all about 17 years old, got out of a dark-colored Honda Accord and took the man’s wallet, ID and credit card. One of the thieves held a handgun and another was wearing a black Brooklyn Nets jersey.