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Search Is On For Man Who Fired Shot During Chinatown Restaurant Heist

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The NYPD has asked the public for help in locating and identifying a man wanted in connection with a robbery that took place in Chinatown.

At 10:25 p.m. on Wednesday night, a man entered the Lan Larb Soho Thai restaurant, at 227 Centre St., and demanded cash while brandishing a firearm.

The suspect, a white male, fired a round into the ceiling before an employee opened the register. The man took off with $200 in cash.

Anyone with information regarding this incident has been asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

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