The NYPD is searching for a man who lobbed a Molotov Cocktail into a 24-hour Brooklyn bodega early Wednesday morning, around: 1:55 a.m. According to police, the suspect had been in the store an hour earlier, and fought with the clerk, before returning to torch the place.
The clerk sustained minor injuries after his hair and jacket caught on fire during the blaze.
Police describe the suspect as male, Hispanic, in his thirties, between 5’8″ to 5’10” — and, as you can see from the video — wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses.
The clerk a 34-year-old man from Pakistan told the Daily News the man had come in drunk, demanding credit at the store. “I said I can’t give credit because of my boss… He talk mean, but he left. I thought that was it.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477, submit their tips by at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com, or text their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 24, 2014