NYPD searching for man who stole over $3,000 from Rego Park smoke shop

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The NYPD is searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a commercial robbery at a Rego Park smoke shop on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

According to police, an unidentified man entered the Howard News Vape and Smoke Shop — located at 97-15 Queens Blvd., within the confines of the 112th Precinct — at approximately 12:10 a.m. on Oct. 26. Once inside, the man displayed a knife and took $3,500 from the cash register before fleeing the scene.

There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident, police said.

Authorities say the man is believed to be in his 30s and has a medium complexion and medium build. He was last seen wearing a green jacket, blue jeans, black sneakers, black gloves and a multi color face mask.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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 crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.