Bandit in a winter coat still at large for swiping cash from an Astoria dollar store

The suspect wanted for a Nov. 30 robbery at this Family Dollar store in Astoria.
Photo via Google Maps/Inset courtesy of NYPD

Cops are continuing to search for a man who took great pains to conceal his identity while robbing a dollar store in Astoria last month.

The caper took place at 1:55 p.m. on Nov. 30 inside the Family Dollar shop located at 35-27 31st St.

According to police, the bandit – described as a man standing 5 foot 10 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds who was last seen wearing glasses and a dark-colored, hooded winter jacket – approached a 27-year-old male employee and threatened to shoot him if he didn’t provide cash.

Police noted that no weapons were displayed during the incident.

Law enforcement sources said the worker complied with the request and handed over $176 from the cash register to the suspect, who took the money and fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The incident was reported to the 114th Precinct; there were no injuries.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.