Man runs away with safe in violent Brooklyn robbery

CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police are searching for the suspect in a violent Brooklyn robbery.

Officials said the suspect, armed with a gun, walked into an apartment December 21 on Ocean Parkway and Avenue Z in Coney Island.

He then reportedly threw a 19-year-old woman onto the ground while demanding money.

The suspect fled the scene with a safe, 2 pairs of Nike Air Jordan sneakers and some jewelry. The safe had $9,000 inside.

Surveillance video shows the suspect walking down the street carrying the safe.

Police described the suspect as a black man who is approximately 20 to 27 year old, 5-foot-9 and 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing black sneakers, black jeans, a dark waist-length jacket and a black ski cap.

Anyone with information in regards to the above incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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