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Police need the public’s help to find a man who stole a huge amount of cash from a Jackson Heights bar this past August.

According to police, at 8:25 a.m. on Aug. 5, an unidentified man broke into Sal Y Pimienta, located at 81-10 Roosevelt Ave., by cutting off the lock on the security gate.

Once inside, law enforcement sources said, the crook stole approximately $60,000 as well as the bar’s security video surveillance system. The suspect then fled westbound on Roosevelt Avenue.

Police described the suspect as a Hispanic man in his 30s, having a light complexion, standing 6 feet tall, and weighing 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark baseball cap, white button-down shirt, blue jeans and carrying a backpack.

Anyone with information in regards 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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.


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