The NYPD is seeking assistance from the public in identifying two suspects wanted for robbing an Upper West Side smoke shop earlier this week.
The incident took place on Monday, November 21 at about 1:30 p.m. at Exotic Smoke Shop, located at 483 Columbus Avenue between 83rd and 84th streets.
After entering the store and inquiring about different products, one of the individuals displayed a firearm at a 21-year-old male employee while the second individual removed merchandise valued at a total of approximately $390. The individuals fled the location on foot in an unknown direction. The store employee did not sustain any injuries.
Surveillance photos and video were obtained at the incident location.
Exotic Smoke Shop was also targeted during its late August grand opening.
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Anyone with information about 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 CrimeStoppers website or by sending a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter. All calls are strictly confidential.
How come the school across the street was not notified and put on lockdown?