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2 men attempt to rob Brooklyn Pay-O-Matic, threaten to blow up store: NYPD

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BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — Two men attempted to rob a Brooklyn Pay-O-Matic Tuesday by throwing batches of batteries and spraying unknown liquid at the glass partition, police said.

The suspects walked in a Pay-O-Matic at 1756 Bushwick Ave. around 3:40 a.m. One of the suspect walked up to a booth, slipped the employee a note that demanded money, according to police. The other suspect the sprayed an unknown liquid and threw batteries wrapped with tape at the glass partition.

The two then threatened to blow up and set the place on fire, police said. The employees did not hand over money and the two suspects fled the store empty-handed.

Security cameras captured the pair on video.

The two suspects walked in a Pay-O-Matic in Bushwick and demanded the employees to meet their demands or else they would start a fire and blow the store up, police say. (DCPI)

The two suspects walked in a Pay-O-Matic in Bushwick and demanded the employees to meet their demands or else they would start a fire and blow the store up, police say. (DCPI)

The first suspect is described as a man between 25 to 30 years old and 200 pounds.

The second suspect is described as a man between 25 to 30 years old and 175 pounds.

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