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Man steals clothes at Steinway Street store, pulls knife on employee: NYPD – QNS.com

Man steals clothes at Steinway Street store, pulls knife on employee: NYPD

By Bill Parry

Police were looking for a man who walked into a store on Steinway Street in Astoria and stole clothes, then pulled a knife on a worker who tried to stop him, according to police.

The suspect walked into New York & Company at 30-37 Steinway St. at 5:25 p.m. Monday and began to take clothing from the shelves, the NYPD said. The suspect then threatened the employee with the knife before fleeing with the clothing without paying, police said.

No one was injured and the man was caught on surveillance video. Police described the suspect as black, between 30 to 40 years old, last seen wearing a white polo shirt, black jeans and white sneakers.

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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