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Suspect threatened man with large sword, robbed him inside Queens pet store: cops

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KEW GARDENS, Queens (PIX11) -- Police are searching for a sword-wielding suspect who robbed a man inside of a Queens pet store.

The robbery occurred Dec. 13 around 5 p.m. at Petland Discounts Store at 85-17 126th St. in Kew Gardens, police say.

According to police, the suspect entered the store, pulled out a large sword and demanded money.

The suspect then fled the scene with around $400 and a Samsung cell phone.

No injuries were reported.

Police released surveillance video showing the suspect at a nearby store.

The suspect is described as 5-foot-7 and was last seen wearing a tan jacket, Yankees hat and blue jeans.

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. All calls are strictly confidential.