Man Robs Store, Attacks Man After Being Denied Sneakers Refund: Police

A man wearing a hardhat robbed a store in the Bronx after he was denied a refund for shoes he had purchased there, police said.

The robbery happened at the Forever 99 variety store at 1560 Westchester Avenue in Soundview around 12:30 p.m. Friday.

Police say the suspect demanded a refund for a pair of sneakers that he had purchased at the store. When he was told that he could only exchange the sneakers, he allegedly walked behind the counter and stole $600 in cash from the register.

A 36-year-old man tried to prevent the suspect from leaving the store by blocking an exit, but was shoved to the ground, police said. The suspect then got in a white Nissan Altima and took off down Westchester Avenue.

The man who was shoved to the ground was not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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