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Queens deli worker grazed by bullet during robbery

Posted at 6:07 AM, Feb 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-05 06:07:48-05

JAMAICA, Queens — A Queens deli worker was grazed in the head by a bullet during a robbery over the weekend, police said.

Police say three men approached an employee at Sutphin Boulevard’s Gourmet Deli in Jamaica at about 12:40 a.m. Saturday. One of the men held up his gun and demanded money from the register, but the employee refused. The man then fired his gun, hitting the 27-year-old employee.

The three individuals ran outside of the store and fled west on 110 Avenue. A fourth individual was staking the store outside.

The employee was transported to a hospital and is expected to be okay, police said.

Surveillance video released by police shows the violent incident.

The first individual was last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, blue jeans and black and white sneakers.

The second individual was last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, black sweatpants and black sneakers.

The third individual was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded jacket, dark colored jeans and black sneakers.

The fourth individual was last seen wearing a blue hooded jacket, a blue scarf across his face, blue pants and red or orange sneakers.

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).