By Naeisha Rose
JAMAICA — Police were on the lookout for a suspect in a gunpoint robbery that occurred Sept. 13 in Jamaica, according to the NYPD.
Matthew Lloyd, 31, allegedly held up one victim and stole $500 and a Nike backpack at the Sons of Ink tattoo and body-piercing parlor, located at 92-20 Union Hall Street at 8:40 p.m., within the confines of the 103rd Precinct, according to police.
Authorities said the suspect was a former employee of the parlor. Lloyd’s LinkedIn and Instagram profiles describe him as a tattoo artist.
“Yes he was, [a tattoo artist]” said the husband of the victim, who did not want to be named. “I was at another location, because we have a couple of shops.”
According to the husband, his wife had hired and fired the suspect, but he did not know the details as to when or why. The victim was not available for comment.
The victim did not provide a clothing description of the suspect, and there was no indication of surveillance footage, according to initial reports from the NYPD.
However, a wanted poster released by police describes Lloyd as white, with brown hair and blue eyes. Lloyd is listed as 5 feet 4 inches tall, and 135 pounds.
Lloyd’s last known address was 1400 Prospect Ave. in the Bronx, police said.
The suspect is considered armed and dangerous and the NYPD wants anyone with information regarding him to notify Det. Derek Webber at (718) 657-8220 or the Detective Borough Queens South at (718) 969-5005.
— Naeisha Rose