Police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a man wanted for prying open a Woodside laundromat, stealing money and displaying a knife at the owner of the business before fleeing.
On Tuesday at 7:10 a.m., the suspect – described as a Hispanic man – forced open the front door of Lung Fai Laundromat at 58-07 Woodside Ave., according to authorities. He then went behind the shop counter and took about $20 from the cash drawer.
When confronted by the store owner, the suspect displayed a knife and then fled the site, cops said.
The suspect was last seen wearing a baseball cap, white sneakers and black jeans.
Police have released photos and video surveillance of the suspect.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.