A clerk at Stop ‘n Go Liquors told police a man pulled up his shirt, revealing the barrel of a gun, after a female customer had left with a bottle of tequila.
The clerk said the woman, who she thought was a regular customer, had been wandering around the store, located at 5214 159th St., and looking at the one-gallon bottles of Patron at around 4 p.m. on July 8. The customer left the store a few minutes later, activating the store security as she went. She came back into the store moments later but the security devices failed to activate a second time.
While the female customer was again looking at the store's Patron bottles, a man who the clerk also recognized as a regular but could not recall his name came into the store. The clerk also recognized him as someone who has visited the store with the woman in the past.
The male customer purchased a can of soda before telling the clerk “Don’t call the cops. I know your boys, they’re always here.” He then lifted his shirt and showed the gun before leaving in a blue Nissan westbound on 159th Street.
The first customer is described as a 40- to 50-year old black woman with black shoulder-length hair. She was wearing sunglasses, a pink or purple shirt, black shorts and carrying a black purse.
The second customer is described as a 40- to 50-year-old black man with a medium build. He was wearing a brown shirt and tan shorts.
The Patron Tequila was valued at $118.99.
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