The NYPD released surveillance video Tuesday morning that shows an alleged armed robbery in progress at a Jamaica Hills bodega last month.
Detectives from the 107th Precinct in Fresh Meadows are investigating the heist that went down at 172-43 Hillside Ave. just after midnight on Monday, May 2.
Three suspects entered the Jamaica Hills grocery store and one of them went straight to the sales counter and pointed a black handgun at a 31-year-old man who was working in the store and said, “Don’t do anything. Open the register,” police said.
The other two suspects rushed behind the counter and removed $1,025 in cash from the register. The three suspects rushed out of the store, and fled on foot to Kingston Place, just north of Hillside Avenue, where they jumped into a white sedan before making their getaway in an unknown direction. There were no injuries as a result of the heist, police said.
The NYPD described the three armed robbery suspects as teenagers with dark complexions, each around 160 pounds with brown eyes. The alleged gunman had short dark hair and was around 5’10” tall wearing a black North Face winter jacket, a hooded black sweatshirt, a black surgical mask, black pants and black sneakers.
The second suspect has short dark hair and is around 6’ tall. He was last seen wearing a black hooded winter jacket, a black surgical mask, black Adidas sweatpants with white stripes and black sneakers. The third man has a thin build with short dark hair and stands about 6’ tall. He was last seen wearing a black Puma sweat jacket, black sweatpants and white sneakers.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspects 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 CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.