Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a Brooklyn check-cashing facility using batteries, an unknown liquid and threats of explosives.

Around 3:40 a.m. on Tuesday, two men entered a Pay-O-Matic location at 1756 Bushwick Ave. and passed the female employee a note demanding money, police said.

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One of the men sprayed an unknown liquid through the glass partition and threw batteries wrapped with tape at the glass, according to authorities. The pair threatened to light the location on fire and blow it up if they were not given money.


The employee did not give them anything, and the suspects fled empty-handed, police added.

Both men were described as Hispanic or black and 25 to 30 years old, according to police. One was about 200 pounds and last seen wearing dark clothing, a white hardhat and blue gloves, and the other was around 175 pounds and last seen wearing a blue hoodie, white mask and blue gloves.

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Anyone with information should call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website atwww.NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.