Police said the unidentified man entered the Stop & Shop Deli at 329 Crooked Hill Road in Brentwood around 8 p.m. on Sept. 25. He entered the store with his .22 caliber pistol drawn and pointed at the clerk. Police said he demanded cash from the employee and fired a gunshot into the wall when the employee didn’t stuff his black Air Jordan backpack with cash.
The store’s clerk is seen in surveillance video grabbing a machete from under the counter and then began to chase the gun-toting robber from the small shop. The robber wasn’t able to grab any money and ran from the scene.
Cops described the robber as a young black man with a thin build. He is approximately 5-foot-10 and was last seen wearing a gray mask, a black running-style top with white stripes on the sleeves, dark pants and white sneakers.
Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All callers may remain anonymous.