Cops: Suspect Squirts Lighter Fluid Inside Queens Business, Demands Cash

Anyone With Information Asked To Call Crime Stoppers: 1-800-577-TIPS

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police in Queens are looking for a man who they said is seen on surveillance video squirting lighter fluid inside a check-cashing business before robbing it.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday at the ATN Financial Services in Elmhurst.

The suspect can been seen in the video spraying the lighter fluid around the counter before taking out a lighter and demanding cash from an employee, police said.

The employee handed over an unknown amount of money and the suspect fled, police said. No one was hurt.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visit or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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  • armedrobberyadvice

    Reblogged this on Armed Robbery Advice and commented:
    this is a good idea for those clerks behind glass. Squirt lighter fuel around the counter and threaten to ignite it if they don’t hand over the cash

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