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Cops Looking for Three Men Who Allegedly Robbed Maspeth Smoke Shop at Gunpoint

Police are looking for three men who allegedly robbed a Maspeth smoke shop at gunpoint Saturday. (Photo of two of the suspects, courtesy of the NYPD)

May 18, 2022 By Christian Murray

Police are looking for three men who allegedly robbed a Maspeth smoke shop at gunpoint Saturday and took off with thousands of dollars of merchandise and cash.

The three suspects entered the at 64-25 Grand Ave. store at around 1:30 p.m., with two of them displaying a gun as they approached an employee. They then zip-tied the employee, while removing about $1,800 from the cash register and taking approximately $6,500 in merchandise.

The men fled the store on foot and headed northbound on Grand Avenue.

One of the three suspects (NYPD)

The store employee did not sustain any injuries as a result of this incident, according to police.

Anyone with information in regard 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 (74782).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

 

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