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Robber foiled by empty register steals beer from Bronx bodega

Video surveillance images released on Monday shows the Bronx robbery suspect to beNYPD

A brazen robber refused to come out empty handed after trying to rob a bodega but only left with a beer can and cell phone.

Cops said the thief walked into the Alvin Grocery corner store at 1735 Gleason Avenue in the Bronx's Rosedale section at around 3 p.m. on Jan. 11.

Video surveillance images released on Monday shows the suspect to be a black man in his 20s with brown eyes last seen wearing a glasses, a black jacket, blue jeans and black gloves.

Authorities said the man came into the store and demanded cash from the register.

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The employee told him there wasn't any cash, which prompted the robber to go behind the counter and threatened to shoot the clerk while pretending to have a gun.

With no cash on site, the suspect instead grabbed an LG cell phone and a can of beer before he fled on floot.

NYPD asks that anyone with information in regards to the robbery or suspect call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or text their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 
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