By Gus Saltonstall
A gun was flashed during an Upper West Side grocery store candle robbery on Wednesday, a police spokesperson told West Side Rag.
Two men and one woman walked into the Brooklyn Fare at 75 West End Avenue, near West 63rd Street, about 4 p.m., and grabbed an assortment of candles out of a display, police said.
An employee confronted them, at which point one of the men displayed a gun on the waistband of his pants and threatened the worker, police said.
A member of the trio also snatched a cell phone out of the employees hand, before all three fled the store, police said.
It is not the first incident in recent weeks to take place at the West End Avenue gourmet grocer. On November 27, Brooklyn Fare was broken into overnight and burglarized, police said.
NYPD did not have descriptions of the suspects wanted in connection to the robbery on Wednesday.
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