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Duo that held up Sunoco Gas Station in East Elmhurst at gunpoint remains at large

Photo via Google Maps/Inset photos via NYPD

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men who held up an East Elmhurst gas station at gunpoint and managed to get away with a whopping $30.

According to police, the suspects drove to a Sunoco Gas Station at 88-20 Astoria Blvd. on Feb. 17 at about 2:55 a.m. in a silver BMW M3. One of the suspects got out of the car, displayed a gun to the gas attendant and demanded cash.

The suspects took $30 in cash and fled in the car going east on Astoria Boulevard.

The driver is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5 feet, 9 inches, 170 pounds and last seen wearing aa red hooded sweater and dark gray pants.

The second suspect, who flashed a gun, is also described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5 feet, 9 inches, 170 pounds and last seen wearing a dark blue hooded sweater, tan pants and brown boots.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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