The suspect entered Laterna Estiatorio & Catering, located at 47-20 Bell Blvd. in Bayside, five blocks south of Northern Boulevard, through a backdoor just before 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Once inside, he removed approximately $60 in cash, credit cards and personal items before running out of the eatery in an unknown direction, police said.
The NYPD released surveillance video of the suspect walking through a parking lot and described him as having a dark complexion.
He is believed to be between 50 and 55 years old with a slim build and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a black leather jacket over a black hooded sweatshirt. He had a black bag over one shoulder and he was carrying a pair of black shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.
Through Nov. 26, the 111th Precinct has reported 291 burglaries so far in 2023, 33 fewer than the 258 reported at the same point last year, an increase of 12.8%, according to the most recent CompStat report.