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Bandana-wearing bandit swipes thousands in cash during a Woodside pizza shop stickup

Security camera images of the suspect in the Nov. 12 armed robbery of a Woodside Pizza Hut.
Photos courtesy of NYPD

Cops need your help in finding the money-hungry crook who held up a pizza joint in Woodside earlier this week.

Police said the stickup took place at 11:10 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the Pizza Hut located at 51-02 Northern Blvd., inside the Tower Square Shopping Center.

According to authorities, the perpetrator walked into the shop, displayed a firearm and demanded cash. The thief proceeded to remove $3,200 from a safe, then fled in an unknown direction.

Officers from the 108th Precinct responded to the incident; there were no injuries.

Police didn’t provide a formal description of the crook, but the individual was seen on camera wearing a black ski mask, a red bandana over the face and a blue-and-white jacket.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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