A robbery didn’t go as planned for the man who tried to hold up an Upper East Side deli Tuesday morning.

The suspect entered Elim Deli Cafe on Lexington Avenue near E. 64th Street just after 8 a.m. holding a shotgun and demanding money, police said. He racked the firearm several times, but it apparently jammed, and he fled northbound on Lexington before grabbing any property.

There were no reported injuries in the robbery.

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Police describe the suspect as black, 6 feet tall and 165 pounds. He was last seen wearing a sleeveless white shirt and blue pants.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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