The police are looking for two men who drove off with an entire ATM in Ozone Park on Sunday afternoon.
The incident occurred around 1:38 p.m. at the Ozone Howard Smoke Shop located at 137-20 Cross Bay Blvd. Two suspects walked into the store, placed the store’s ATM on a hand truck, wheeled it outside and loaded it onto their car, an older model, black Jeep Grand Cherokee.
When a 53-year-old employee tried to intervene, one of the suspects displayed a handgun. The suspects then fled in the car, westbound on 149th Avenue.
The first suspect is described as a man between the ages of 25-35. He was wearing a black sweater, blue jeans, sunglasses, a black T-shirt and multicolored sneakers.
The second suspect is described as a man between the ages of 25-35. He was wearing a white T-shirt, white bandanna, black sunglasses and gloves with dark-colored jeans.
The investigation is ongoing and the 106th Precinct is asking anyone with information in regards to this incident to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.