Police search for robbers who stole backpack with $80K in Brooklyn

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Jim Dolan has more on the brazen robbery in Sheepshead Bay.

A robbery victim is out $80,000 after police say thieves stole his backpack in Brooklyn.

It happened on Monday at about 1 p.m. in the vicinity of East 21 Street and Avenue U in Sheepshead Bay.

Polce say two males approached the 24 year-old man and demanded his property.

When the victim refused, one of the robbers displayed a handgun and snatched the victim's backpack off his shoulder, police say.

The suspects then fled eastbound on East 21 Street with approximately $80,000 in cash.

Upon further investigation, police determined that two other individuals, a male and a female, acted as lookouts throughout the incident.

One of the suspects who robbed the victim exited a black four door sedan prior to the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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