By Brooklyn Reader

October 6, 2014, 7:04 am


297 Myrtle Avenue

297 Myrtle Avenue

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man caught on camera robbing a grocery store in Fort Greene on Sunday.

According to police, on October 5, at around 7:30pm, an armed robber in a black mask opened fire inside of Myrtle Grocery, located at 297A Myrtle Ave, across from Fort Greene Park, then made off with nearly $900 in cash, said police.

The perpetrator– described as an adult male, 5 feet 9 inches, 160 pounds, wearing a black mask, gray jacket, black jeans and black sneakers at the time of the robbery– pulled out a black .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun and demanded a store clerk hand over nearly $1,000 in cash.

He then opened fire one time inside the store. The bullet hit a wall, and no one was hurt. The entire incident was caught on camera, and police are investigating.

Anyone with information in the case is urged to call NYPD’s anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at 800-577-TIPS, visit, or text their tip to CRIMES (274637) then enter TIP577.

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