A would-be crook chucked a big rock at an MTA token booth in Lower Manhattan as part of his futile efforts to rob the clerk inside, cops said.
The clerk was counting money inside the booth at the East Broadway ‘F’ train station around 10 p.m. Wednesday when the suspect walked up and hurled what police describe as a “large stone” at it.
The thug demanded all the cash, but the clerk refused, according to authorities.
The persistent suspect then claimed to have a gun and restated his demand, but was again rebuffed, officials said.
He finally gave up, left the station empty-handed, and fled towards the nearby NYCHA Rutgers Houses.
Investigators released this photo of the suspect, who’s described as about 55-years-old, 6-feet tall, and 225 pounds, and walked with a cane.