NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say a man dressed as an armored truck guard stole nearly $15,000 in cash from a check cashing business.

It happened around 10:15 a.m. on July 22 at Lorenzo’s Enterprises in Queens.

Police say the suspect, who was wearing a GARDA Armored Courier uniform, walked in and said he was there for a pickup. The suspect was handed the cash by an employee and then left the store.

Workers didn’t think anything was strange until a real armored guard showed up a few hours later for a scheduled pickup.

When they contacted the company, they found out the first armored guard was not a real employee.

Police say the suspect was described as Hispanic, about 33 to 34-years-old and was last seen wearing the GARDA uniform. He is still at large.

Anyone with information should call police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or visit

Watch & Listen LIVE