Men Dressed As Contractors Ran Off With Cash; Worker Uninjured

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two brazen thieves make off with cash after tying up an MTA employee at a Queens subway station.

The broad daylight incident happened around 10:30 Saturday morning at the 111th St. 7 train station in Corona.

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The woman working in the subway booth saw a man who appeared to be dressed like a contractor. He asked to use a microwave in the break room, so the transit worker agreed.

According to police, that’s when the suspect pulled out a gun, took out duct tape and rope and tied her up.

Moments later, the suspect was met by another man who appeared to also be dressed as a contractor and the two took cash before fleeing.

The 48-year-old victim is a long-time transit worker, 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported.

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A straphanger at the 111th Street station said he is not surprised to learn of the incident.

“The police service over here is very poor. They come and make rounds but they never come and check the station,” the man told Schuck. “It’s very unsafe.”

The transit worker was shaken up but uninjured in the incident, Schuck reported.

Anyone with information is urged to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS

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