Police search for thieves in Brooklyn armed robbery

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — Authorities are looking for the two men involved in a gunpoint robbery at a Brooklyn store last month.

On Jan. 20, two unidentified males entered Venus Smoke Shop on 9 Marcus Garvey Blvd. and approached the 17-year-old employee, police said.

One of the suspected robbers displayed a firearm and demanded money while pointing his gun at an 18-year-old customer.

The second suspected robber took about $40 from the cash register and $120 from the customer, according to authorities.

They fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The gunman is described to be about 6 feet 1 inch, 175 pounds and was last seen wearing a black jacket with fur on the hood and green sweatpants.

His accomplice is described to be about 6 feet tall, 160 pounds and was last seen wearing a maroon jacket with fur on the hood and green pants.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).