Search continues for armed shoplifter after mini-mart heist in Glendale: NYPD

Cops are looking for this suspect, who allegedly robbed a mini-mart at a Glendale gas station and pretended he had a gun as he fled while his accomplice was busted.
Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Police from the 104th Precinct in Ridgewood are still looking for a shoplifter who targeted a mini-mart at the Mobil gas station in Glendale in late April. 

The suspect entered the store at 71-05 Myrtle Ave. with an accomplice shortly before midnight on Tuesday, April 23, and removed store merchandise before taking off.

One of the suspects was apprehended nearby shortly after the incident but the second man fled eastbound on Myrtle Avenue toward Woodhaven Boulevard.

At some point, the suspect simulated having a firearm to stop someone from chasing after him, but an NYPD spokeswoman could not say if the person pursuing him were a store employee. The spokeswoman did say the robbers were stealing alcohol from the shop.

The NYPD released a surveillance image of the suspect on Thursday and described him as having a light complexion with long skinny sideburns, a thin mustache, and facial hair on his chin. He was last seen wearing a black knit cap with a red and white logo on the front and a blue t-shirt.

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 at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Through May 26, the 104th Precinct has reported 80 robberies so far in 2024, one fewer than the 81 reported at the same point last year, a decrease of 1.2%, according to the most recent CompStat report.