WABC reported that when the women confronted the man, he allegedly choked one of the women and threw her against the wall.
One woman gave him $40 to persuade him to leave, WNBC reported. The man took the money and used his hammer to smash open a piggy bank on the counter, taking a couple of handfuls of cash before leaving.
The suspect is described by police a man who is 20 to 30 years old and 160 pounds. He was last seen in a gray hoodie, dark jeans tan work boots and a light-colored backpack. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477.