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Man threatens Brooklyn store clerk with gun, refuses to pay for $3 drink

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The suspect is described as a man in his 30s, 150 pounds, 5-feet-9-inches tall with a shaved head (photo: NYPD)

The suspect is described as a man in his 30s, 150 pounds, 5-feet-9-inches tall with a shaved head (photo: NYPD)

BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — Police are looking for a man who threatened a deli store owner with a gun and refused to pay for a $3 alcoholic drink Wednesday evening.

The man went into the T&J Gourmet Deli and Grocery on Riverdale Avenue, took a $3 Smirnoff Ice bottle and started drinking it, officials said. When the store clerk asked the man to pay for the drink, he lifted up his shirt to show a gun and refused to pay for it. He then fled the store.

The man is described to be in his 30s, weighing 150 pounds, 5-feet-9-inches tall with a shaved head.

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