Police: Smoke shop employee shot during Bay Ridge robbery

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BAY RIDGE -

An employee of a smoke shop was shot after a robbery in Brooklyn, police say.

The incident happened Wednesday at Moe's Smoke Shop at 7123 5th Ave. just before 12 a.m.

Police say the suspected gunman walked into the store wearing a ski mask and pulled out a silver-colored pistol before he demanded money from the register.

The 40-year-old employee complied but the suspect shot him once before running away with the cash, police say.

The employee was rushed to Lutheran Medical Center in stable condition.

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

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