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Man Robs Maspeth Metro PCS at Knifepoint: NYPD

Police are searching for the knife-wielding robber. (NYPD)

June 25, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan

Police are searching for a knife-wielding robber who held up a Metro PCS store in Maspeth over the weekend.

On Saturday June 22, around 4:43 p.m., the suspect entered the Metro PCS, located at 58-03 Metropolitan Ave.

The perpetrator, while holding a knife, demanded money from a store employee. He then stole $200 from the cash register and fled the store, heading eastbound on Metropolitan Ave.

There were no injuries reported as a result of the robbery, police said.

The suspect is described as white, six feet tall, and weighing 180 pounds. Surveillance footage shows him wearing a black durag and sunglasses.

Anyone with information in regards to the identity of the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at

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