Cops are looking for a man in a hard hat who allegedly stole a Roomba Vacuum Cleaner at knifepoint from a Bed, Bath & Beyond in midtown Manhattan last week.
The suspect was caught trying to leave the retailer's Avenue of the Americas store with the Roomba without paying shortly before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, police say.
A loss prevention officer spotted the theft attempt and asked for proof of purchase, at which point the NYPD says the man in the hard hat flashed a knife and left.
The total value of the merchandise stolen is around $1,100.
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Police released a surveillance image of the suspect (above). Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.