Police are searching for two men who tried to rob a Flatbush barber shop at gunpoint on Friday, according to police reports.
Two men stormed Nostrand Legend’s, a barbershop at 1402 Nostrand Avenue near Linden Boulevard on January 6 at 8pm, cops said. The first suspect brandished a silver gun and demanded money, darting around the shop. The second man struggled to rip a gold chain off an employee’s neck.
After a brief struggle both men fled the scene without stealing anything, according to police. The assaulted employee sustained a minor head injury and refused medical attention at the scene.
NYPD surveillance footage below shows the violent scene inside the barbershop [Warning: Graphic content]
The first suspect is described by police as a 20-25 year old black man with a light complexion. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white drawstrings and black sweatpants with white stripes on the sides. He was in possession of a silver handgun.
The second suspect is described by police as a 20-year-old black man with a medium complexion and short black hair. He last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a green bubble jacket, and gray sweatpants.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
This violent robbery attempt occured just over one month after another robbery at a Nostrand Avenue fried chicken restaurant just one mile away, where the suspects threatened an employee with a broomstick.