Man robs clerk at knifepoint

Police are looking for the man who pulled a knife on an employee and stole money from the cash register last month.

Surveillance photo

Police have released surveillance footage of a man who stole money from a convenience store after pulling a knife on the employee.

The man entered the La Pablanida Store located at 6711 Castor Ave. on Jan. 17 at 9:30 p.m. He approached the counter and asked for a box of cigarettes. As the employee complied, the man pulled a knife and demanded money from the register.

The crook grabbed money from the open register and fled south on Castor Avenue.

Police describe the man as standing between 5 feet 10 and 6 feet tall with a brown beard and moustache. He was wearing a black coat with a furry hood around his head with a black baseball hat, light blue jeans and red sneakers with black soles.

Police say he was coughing and making noises with his nose.

Anyone with information should contact Northeast Detectives at 215–686–3153/54. ••