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Man Wearing 'Kill Ape' Shirt Robs Japanese Cat Cafe, NYPD Says

 Police are looking for two men they said robbed the Koneko Cafe on Clinton Street on July 3.
Police are looking for two men they said robbed the Koneko Cafe on Clinton Street on July 3.
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MANHATTAN — Police released video of two men suspected of robbing a Japanese cat cafe on the Lower East Side.

The two men — one of whom appears to be wearing a T-shirt featuring the words "Kill Ape" and another with a skull and crossbones — pulled what looked like a gun in a black bag on a worker inside Koneko Cafe at 26 Clinton St., near Houston Street, on July 3 about 9:30 p.m. and demanded money, according to the NYPD.

"You know what this is. Give me the money. Don't look at me. Put the money in the bag," one of the men told the 35-year-old worker before running off with $850, police said.

The first suspect was described as standing about 5-foot-8 and weighing 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat, shorts and a black jersey with the words "Kill Ape" and the number 90 on the front.

The second man was described as in his 20s and wearing tans shorts and a green T-shirt with the skull logo.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com