The suspect entered the coffee shop at 145 Third Ave. near 15th Street at 9:32 p.m. on Jan. 16, showed a gun to the two workers and demanded money, police said.
He then ordered the workers — a 21-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man — to lie down on the floor and bound their hands with zip ties, police said. The suspect grabbed $3,000 from the cash register and fled, police said.
The workers were not hurt.
Police described the suspect as a 35-to-40-year-old man, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9, weighing about 200 pounds. He had facial hair and was last seen wearing square-framed glasses, a dark sweatshirt with the “Ecko” logo on the front, a black nylon jacket and black gloves.
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