Suspect flashes firearm over Chinese takeout order: NYPD

By Sadef Ali Kully

RICHMOND HILL — Police were searching for a suspect who threatened employees of an eatery in Richmond Hill with a firearm, according to police officials.

After 8:30 p.m. Oct. 22, at the Rong Hua Chinese food restaurant at 131-19 Jamaica Ave., a verbal argument took place between a 39-year-old restaurant worker and a young man over the cost of an order, police said.

The young man showed his firearm putting the restaurant worker but no one was injured and no property was taken, the police reported.

Police describe the suspect as a black man in his mid-20s, between 5-feet-9 and 5-feet-11, and weighing around 140 pounds.

In the surveillance video from the restaurant, the suspect was wearing a gold grill on his top teeth, black jeans, a black hooded-sweatshirt and a black baseball cap with an orange San Francisco Giants logo on it.

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 at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are kept strictly confidential.

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