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VIDEO: Police seek suspect in Molotov cocktail attack at Brooklyn corner store

Police released surveillance video on Wednesday in hopes of tracking down a man who threw a molotov cocktail inside a Brooklyn corner store.

Police released surveillance video on Wednesday in hopes of tracking down a man who threw a Molotov cocktail inside a Brooklyn corner store.

Authorities said that the suspect, described as a Hispanic male between 30 and 40 years of age, first walked into the 24-hour mini mart on the corner of 39th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway in Borough Park at around 1 a.m.

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Dressed in a dark, zippered hoodie and sunglasses, the suspect walked stepped out of the store after getting into an argument with the clerk, police said.

Credit: NYPD Credit: NYPD

The time-stamped video shows the man leaving at around 2:21 a.m. making hand gestures towards the storefront.

A little more than 30 minutes later, the suspect can be seen a few feet from the front door, hoodie up and glasses on. Lighting a bottle in his right hand, the man throws the bottle through the entrance before falling back to the ground and running away on foot.

The clerk, a 34-year-old male, suffered minor injuries from the blaze, his hair and jacket catching fire.

Police said the victim declined any further medical attention.

The NYPD is asking anyone with information on the incident or the suspect to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or to submit tips online.

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