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VIDEO: Two Men Rob Bed-Stuy Bodega at Gunpoint

By Ben Fractenberg | December 16, 2013 4:43pm
Bed-Stuy Bodega Robbery
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BROOKLYN — Two men robbed a Bedford-Stuyvesant bodega at gunpoint Saturday for a handful of cash, police said.

The robbers went into the L.G. Gourmet Deli at 301 Franklin Avenue wearing hoods and masks about 5:55 p.m. on Dec. 14 and waited for the other customers to leave the store, according to the NYPD. They then allegedly walked up to the counter and pulled a silver handgun on the store's owner.

"They were kind of nervous," said the 29-year-old owner, who declined to give his name for fear of reprisal. "I just gave them what they wanted."

While one of the men, whose face was covered with a scarf, threatened the owner with the gun, his accomplice, who was wearing a ski mask covering his mouth, walked behind the counter and removed $200 from the register, the owner said.

They fled when other customers came into the store, and were last seen running toward the Lafayette Gardens houses.

The robber who pulled the gun is in his 20s, five feet, seven inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds, according to the NYPD. He was wearing a blue jacket, green camouflage pants.

The second man is also in his 20s, five feet, eight inches tall and about 145 pounds. He was wearing a grey-striped hooded jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering "TIP577."