Caught on camera: Armed robber opens fire inside Brooklyn store

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PIX11) -- An armed robber opened fire inside a Brooklyn grocery store then made off with nearly $1,000 in cash in a dramatic caught-on-camera heist that police are asking for the public’s help to solve.

It happened about 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Myrtle Grocery, located at 297A Myrtle Ave., across the street from Fort Greene park.

The culprit, who hid his face behind a black mask, pulled out a gun -- a black .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun -- and demanded the clerk fork over property, police said. He then opened fire, setting off one round inside the store. The bullet hit a wall, police said.

After the shooting, the robber snatched $900 in cash from the register then ran away, heading west on Myrtle Avenue.

No one was hurt in the heist, which was caught in dramatic surveillance video, police said.

The attacker is described as an adult male, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, 160 pounds. He was wearing a black mash, gray jacket, black jeans and black sneakers at the time of the robbery, police said.

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.