By Angelica Acevedo
ASTORIA — The NYPD was asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who allegedly robbed a Duane Reade Pharmacy on May 17.
According to police, at about 4 p.m., the man stole $640 worth of cosmetics from the pharmacy. The suspect then fled the store, located at 35-06 Broadway, with the stolen goods, police said.
Authorities said the 45-year-old manager attempted to stop the suspect by following him outside of the establishment, but the suspect punched him in the face and left the scene.
The suspect is described by police as a Hispanic male with short brown hair and about 5-feet-5-inches tall, between the ages of 30 and 40.
He was last seen wearing a green jumpsuit, a du-rag, a black T-shirt and white sneakers.