NYPD: Gunman robs shop at Plaza Hotel

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Posted: Oct 06, 2015 1:04 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are searching for a gunman who robbed a shop inside the landmarked Plaza Hotel in midtown Manhattan and escaped with thousands in euros.

Police say the man approached the Travelex Currency Exchange inside the hotel and condominium near Central park at about 11 a.m. Monday and asked to buy 500 Euros.

As the clerk counted out the notes, police say the man displayed a handgun and grabbed more than 4,600 euros, the equivalent of about $5,100, and fled.

The suspect was last seen walking east on West 58th Street.

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This story has been corrected to show police now saying amount of euros stolen was 4,600, not 500.