Man Holds Up Store In Middle Village, Queens At Gunpoint

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is looking for a man who allegedly robbed a store in Queens at gunpoint last month.

Police say the suspect entered the business near the corner of 85th Street and Elliot Avenue in Middle Village just after 4:15 p.m. July 17th and went behind the counter brandishing a firearm in his waistband.

The suspect ordered the 45-year-old store employee to remove the contents of the register, according to police.

The employee handed over approximately $1,600 before the suspect fled southbound on 85th Street.

Police describe the suspect as a white male with a slim build and a mustache who was last seen wearing a dark hat, dark hooded jacket, and dark jeans.

Anyone with information in regards 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 (74682). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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