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Armed deli robbery in Bed-Stuy, 2 suspects on the loose

By Brendan Walsh and Sal Burgess
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Detectives examining security video inside the deli that was robbed.
Detectives examining security video inside the deli. PHOTO: SAL BURGESS/NYC911NEWS.

Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn- Around 10:30 PM yesterday, an employee of Stuyvesant Deli & Supermarket reported to police that two men robbed the store and took 300 dollars in cash, New Port Cigarettes, Nyquil and several lotto tickets. The employee said that one robber held him at gunpoint and the other robber held his co-worker at knifepoint, according to police.

After the robbery, both men fled southbound on Stuyvesant Ave.in a grey Nissan Altima, according to police. Officers mobilized to search for them but were not able to locate either man, according to police officials.

Based on a police report, it appears that there were only two employees in the store when the robbery occurred.

When the two alleged robbers entered the store, one of the employees walked to the back of the store where he was pushed behind a food counter and held at knifepoint by one of the perpetrators.

The other employee remained at the front of the store and was held at gunpoint and forced by the second perpetrator to open the cash register. At this point, the employee handed over the cash and also the various goods the alleged robber demanded, according to the police report.

Recently, several other delis nearby to the Stuyvesant Deli have been robbed; however, it is unclear if the alleged perpetrators of the robbery last night are connected to any other deli robberies.

Police have not indicated whether or not they have identified any persons of interest for the robbery last night.

Stuyvesant Deli & Supermarket was allegedly robbed last night by two men with a gun and knife. PHOTO: SAL BURGESS/NYC911NEWS.
Stuyvesant Deli & Supermarket was allegedly robbed last night by two men with a gun and knife.
Officers outside the deli after the robbery. PHOTO: SAL BURGESS/NYC911NEWS.