Peruvian eatery in Forest Hills robbed by two men who claimed they were armed: NYPD

Cops are looking for these suspects, who allegedly robbed a Forest Hills restaurant before driving away in a yellow Camaro.
Photos courtesy of the NYPD

A Peruvian restaurant in Forest Hills was robbed by two men on the night of Sunday, Jan. 7, with one of the suspects claiming he had a firearm, according to the NYPD.

Police from the 112th Precinct in Forest Hills are searching for the two perpetrators who walked into El Pollo Inka Peru, located at 112-20 Queens Blvd., just before 11:30 p.m. and threatened to shoot a 36-year-old woman who works at the eatery unless she handed over cash. The men took a black safe box containing $8,000 in cash and sped away from the crime scene in a yellow 2008 Chevrolet Camaro in an unknown direction.

The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspects on Monday and described one of them as having a medium complexion, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall with a heavy build who was wearing a dark-colored hooded rain jacket, black pants and red and black gloves. His accomplice is described as having a medium complexion, approximately 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He was wearing a multi-colored jacket.

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 Crime Stoppers website, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

Through Jan. 21, the 112th Precinct has reported five robberies so far in 2024, two more than the three reported at the same point last year, an increase of 66.7%, according to the most recent CompStat report.