Two men steal car in East Elmhurst, use it at McDonald’s drive-thru: NYPD

By Bill Parry

The NYPD was looking for two men who allegedly stole a car belonging to a 30-year-old woman in East Elmhurst.

The car was stolen on Saturday, Aug. 19 around 9:30 p.m. in the vicinity of 71st Street and 25th Avenue, police said. The suspects were were caught on surveillance camera using the victim’s vehicle at a McDonald’s drive-thru at 88-05 Astoria Boulevard four days later on Aug. 23, just after 4:30 p.m., according to the NYPD.

Police described the first suspect as a Hispanic man with a moustache, an afro and a tattoo on his left forearm who was last seen wearing a white tank top. The second suspect could not be identified, 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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