Help NYPD Nab Candle Thief

On Sunday, September 4 at approximately 4:45 p.m., police responded to a 911 call of a robbery at the Duane Reade at 1524 Second Ave, between East 79th and 80th streets.

When the NYPD arrived, a 40-year-old male employee told the officers that an unknown suspect had stolen candles and toiletries from the store’s shelves.

Following the theft, the suspect displayed a screwdriver and threatened the 40-year-old with it, though no injuries resulted from this incident.

The suspect then ran off and is currently at large.

The individual is described as a 5’4″ male with dark complexion. He’s approximately 55 years old and weighs about 130 pounds. He’s got short “salt and pepper hair” and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website or by sending a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter. All calls are strictly confidential.
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