Thieves raid Elmhurst mall retailer and steal more than $6,000 in cash: cops

Photo via Zumiez/Inset courtesy of NYPD

Detectives are still looking for two bandits who swiped a bundle from a gear shop at Elmhurst’s Queens Center Mall last month.

Law enforcement sources said the perpetrators used a key to unlock the front gate of the Zumiez shop on the shopping center’s third floor, at 90-15 Queens Blvd., at 8:12 a.m. on Jan. 22. It’s not clear how they were able to acquire a key to the gate.

Once inside, police said, the crooks breached a cash register and removed $6,132 in cash, then fled the scene. Store employees later reported the theft to the 110th Precinct.

Zumiez sells brand-name women’s and men’s apparel as well as gear used by skaters and snowboarders. No such property was removed from the store during the caper.

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The unidentified male perpetrators, shown in a wanted flier posted on the 110th Precinct’s Twitter page, were observed wearing dark-colored hooded jackets.

Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts can call the 110th Precinct Detective Squad at 718-476-9317; all calls are kept confidential.