Masked man walks away with cash after breaking into a Little Neck restaurant: cops

Photo via Google Maps/Inset courtesy of NYPD

Police are searching for a man who stole hundreds of dollars from a Little Neck business last week.

On April 4 at around 2:45 a.m., an unidentified suspect entered the Bocconcini Pizzeria & Restaurant at 254-19 Northern Blvd. through a defective rear door and removed $500 cash from the location, according to law enforcement sources. He then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Authorities described the suspect as a white or Hispanic man who was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, white mask and white gloves.

111th comm burglary

The incident was reported to the 111th Precinct. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 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 and messages are kept confidential.

Earlier this month, Captain John Hall, commander of the 111th Precinct, noted that burglaries continue to drive crime within the precinct, which otherwise saw reductions. A total 57 burglaries were recorded year to date through April 1, as compared to 46 in 2017.

More from Around New York