Three robbers threaten man with a butcher knife before stealing his stuff at a Flushing spa

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Cops are looking for a trio of crooks who robbed a man at knifepoint in Flushing early Thursday morning.

According to police, at 1:50 a.m. on Sept. 6, a 32-year-old man was in the basement stairwell of Hawaii Relax Spa, located at 149-50 Northern Blvd., when he was approached by three unknown men who demanded money from him.

Law enforcement sources said that one of the men displayed a butcher knife while the other two forcibly removed the victim’s wallet, which contained $100 in cash, and his backpack, which had Mac Book Air laptop, Beats headphones and a Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus cellphone inside.

Authorities said the crooks then fled westbound on Northern Boulevard.

Officers from the 109th Precinct responded to the incident; no injuries were reported.

Police described the three suspects as Hispanic men between the ages of 16 and 19 and weighing about 160 pounds.

The first suspect, who was sporting a mustache, goatee and close cut dark hair, with a light complexion and standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall, was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and an earring in his left ear.

The second perpetrator, described as having curly short dark hair, with a light complexion and standing 5 feet, 7 inches tall, was last seen wearing a black Nike jogging jacket, light colored jeans and white sneakers.

Finally, the third bandit, described as having a long black Afro, with a medium complexion and standing 5 feet, 7 inches tall, was last seen wearing an earring in his left ear, a red Nike Air hooded sweatshirt, black shorts and black sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this robbery 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 and messages are kept confidential.

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