Group of five robbers sought for stealing items from a pharmacy in Howard Beach

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Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying five men who recently stole merchandise and threatened an employee at a drug store in Howard Beach.

On Thursday, Oct. 27, at approximately 9:28 p.m., five unknown male individuals went into a Rite Aid pharmacy located at 160-10 Cross Bay Blvd. After they entered the store, the individuals stole a number of different pieces of merchandise valued at approximately $1,350.


As the individuals left the store, one of them told the employees not to follow him and that he had a knife.

Officers from the 106th Precinct responded to the incident. The individuals are described as males between the ages of 16 and 20 years old. They fled the scene in a white Cadillac Escalade.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked 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 at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.