Thieves climb through Long Island City McDonald’s drive thru window and steal more than $3,500 in armed robbery: NYPD

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Cops are searching for a group of suspects who flashed a firearm and demanded a McDonald’s employee hand over money from a safe inside the Long Island City restaurant on Sunday.

The trio approached the McDonald’s — located at 38-02 Queens Blvd. — drive-thru window in a black sedan just after 4 a.m. on Feb. 16. Two of the suspects proceeded to climb through the window to gain entry to the restaurant, police said. Once inside, the individuals flashed a firearm and demanded a store employee fork over money that was secured in a safe.

The employee complied and the individuals fled eastbound on Queens Boulevard in the black sedan with approximately $3,600.

Nobody was injured during the incident.

Police released video of the suspects on Feb. 17.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the individuals 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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