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EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn –– Police are looking for a man seen on video walking off with a milk crate and bashing a Brooklyn deli worker with it.

Cops say the thief took the empty milk crate from a grocery store at 781 New Lots Ave. on July 15, at about 5:45 p.m.

Surveillance video shows him trotting away with it before am employee chased after him. The 59-year-old worker tried to take it but the robber hit him in the face with the crate and walked away.

The victim suffered a cut on the left eye, police said. He refused medical attention at the scene.

The culprit appears to be in his 20s. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, ripped blue jeans, white sneakers and a blue KC baseball cap.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577