Armed man tries to buy gas with fake money

A gas station attendant was able to get a photo of the man as he drove away.

A gas station attendant was able to get a photo of the man as he drove away. (4/2/15)

THE BRONX - A quick-thinking gas station attendant snapped a photo of an armed man who allegedly tried to use fake money to fill up. 

According to police, the suspect threatened the attendant with a handgun after he refused to take a fake $100 bill at the Gulf gas station on East Gun Hill Road back on March 24. The suspect had put $57 worth of gasoline into his vehicle. 

Investigators have now released the picture of the suspect, taken as he drove away from the scene, as well as a surveillance photo of the car he got away in. 

The suspect is described as being Hispanic, and was wearing a white T-shirt or tank top. He was driving a gray 2012 Acura MDX. 

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS

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