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Police were searching for a suspect who fled a robbery in Flushing in this vehicle.
By Robert Pozarycki

Cops were looking for a gun-toting suspect who robbed a man near a window factory in Flushing last Friday afternoon in an incident caught on camera.

Police said the holdup occurred Oct. 26 at 12:05 p.m. in front of the Crystal Windows glass company plant, located at 31-10 Whitestone Expwy.

According to law enforcement sources, a 40-year-old man was in the process of putting his backpack into his car when the unidentified suspect approached him. The crook displayed a black, semi-automatic handgun and demanded the victim’s property, police said.

Authorities said the suspect forcibly removed the victim’s backpack, then fled on foot toward a dark-colored, late-model Buick Encore SUV operated by an unidentified individual.

The perpetrator entered the vehicle, which sped away eastbound along 31st Avenue. The vehicle was last seen entering the Whitestone Expressway.

Officers from the 109th Precinct responded to the incident and said no injuries were reported.

Police described the bandit as an black man of an unknown age who was last seen wearing a black hooded jacket, a black baseball cap, black pants and black sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery or the suspect’s whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit the Crime Stoppers website, send a direct message to the Crime Stoppers Twitter account (@NYPDTips) or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Reach Robert Pozarycki by e-mail at rpozarycki@qns.com or by phone at (718) 224-5863 ext. 204.

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