Employee slugged as man steals tip jar at Long Island City bagel store: NYPD

Police from the 114th Precinct are looking for this suspect who allegedly punched a bagel store employee while taking the tip jar at a Long Island City bagel shop.
By Bill Parry

The NYPD released surveillance video of a suspect wanted in the robbery of a Long Island City bagel shop last month.

Police said the suspect entered the LIC Bagel Shop, located at 31-08 36th Ave., around 3:15 p.m. May 14and removed a tip jar from the counter. When a 30-year-old employee tried to stop him, the suspect punched him in the face and fled the store with an unknown amount of cash, according to authorities.

The suspect is a 6-foot-2, 220 pound African-American man around 65 years of age with hazel eyes and black hair and was last seen wearing black sneakers and a blue jacket, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at bparry@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4538.

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