A man is wanted in New York City after entering a jewelry store and opening fire during an attempted robbery in broad daylight Sunday, authorities said.
The incident happened shortly 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 showing the unidentified man entering the store with a gun and immediately firing at the counter. He can then be seen speeding out without taking anything.
Investigators said the man opened fire inside the store and demanded store property.
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Authorities said the suspect injured a 24-year-old employee, who suffered a graze on his torso.
The victim was taken to NYU Langone Hospital-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).
According to publicly available NYPD crime data, as of Sunday, there were 1,525 robberies reported citywide year-to-date – a 6.3% increase over the same period last year.
The statistics show that 97 shooting victims and 83 shooting incidents have been reported so far this year, down 23 percent and 27 percent, respectively, from last year.
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