Crooks nab $1,000 in knifepoint robbery of Ridgewood smoke shop: NYPD

Ridgewood robbery suspect
Police from the 104th Precinct are searching for the whereabouts of this man, who is wanted in connection with the knifepoint robbery of a Ridgewood smoke shop on Friday, Sept. 22.
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Police from the 104th Precinct are asking the public to help identify the whereabouts of two suspects who robbed a smoke shop in Ridgewood last week.

Police say the two unidentified males entered the smoke shop, located at 59-11 71 Ave. in Ridgewood, on Friday, Sept. 22, at approximately 5:25 p.m., and displayed a knife to a 25-year-old employee.

The criminals then removed approximately $400 in cash from the register and $600 worth of products, police said. The two men fled the location on a scooter and headed southbound on Stephen Street. There were no injuries reported as a result of the robbery.

One crook is described as a male with a light complexion and is believed to be approximately 25 to 35 years old and 5 feet 7 inches tall, according to the NYPD. He was last seen wearing a white durag, a green camouflage shirt and gray pants.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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 Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.