Bandit steals tip jar from LIC bagel store, then punches the employee who tries to stop him: cops

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Cops are looking for a man who walked into a Long Island City bagel shop last month, took their tip jar and assaulted the employee who tried to stop him.

According to police, at 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, May 14, an unknown man entered the LIC Bagel Store, located 31-08 36th Ave., and took the tip jar off of the counter.

When the employee tried to stop him, the suspect punched the employee in the face and fled the location with the jar, which had an undetermined amount of cash..

The suspect is described as a black male with hazel eyes, black hair, aged 35-years-old, standing 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing 220 pounds. He was last seen wearing black sneakers, and a blue jacket.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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