Video released in Harlem Pay-O-Matic robbery

January 15, 2013 5:13:12 AM PST
Police are searching for a man who robbed a check cashing shop in Harlem and then threatened to burn the place down.

Now, authorities are hoping surveillance video of the suspect will lead to his capture.

The man walked up to the window in the Pay-O-Matic around 1:45 a.m. on Christmas Eve.

Investigators say the man spilled a cup of flammable liquid under the window and demanded money while holding a lighter.

The clerk gave the man a bag of cash, and the suspect then fled the scene.

The suspect is described as being in his 40s, standing about 5-foot-9 and weighing around 150 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).

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