Brooklyn liquor store clerk punched in the face during robbery

Police are looking for a man who punched a liquor store employee in the face after stealing a bottle of booze.

Police are looking for a man who punched a liquor store employee in the face after stealing a bottle of booze. (5/10/16)

BROOKLYN - Police are looking for a man who punched a liquor store employee in the face after stealing a bottle of booze. 

It happened at the Soreiku Vinyards liquor store on Broadway on May 2.

Police say the man entered the store and attempted to remove a bottle of liquor, but was stopped by a store employee.

They say the two men got into a struggle, and the clerk was punched in the face by the suspect before he ran off with the bottle.

Police say the victim refused medical treatment and that they are still looking for the suspect. 

He is described as being between 22-26 years old and 5'8'' to 5'10''.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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