New York man opens fire in attempted robbery at jewelry store, walks away empty-handed, video shows
A man is wanted in New York after entering a jewelry store and opening fire during an attempted robbery in broad daylight on Sunday, authorities said.
The incident happened just before 2 p.m. at the A&M jewelry store on 5th Avenue in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood, the NYPD said.
Police shared surveillance footage of the unidentified man entering the store with a gun drawn and immediately shooting towards the counter. We can then see him come out quickly without seeming to take anything.
Investigators said the man demanded ownership of the store as he fired inside the store.
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The suspect injured a 24-year-old employee, who was grazed on the chest, officials said.
The victim was taken to NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn in stable condition.
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Authorities asked anyone with information about the incident to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
As of Sunday, 1,525 citywide robberies have been reported year to date, a 6.3% increase from the same time last year, according to accessible NYPD crime data. to the public.
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So far this year, 97 casualties and 83 shootings have been reported, down about 23% and 27%, respectively, from the previous year, the statistics show.