Police are asking for the public’s assistance in a robbery case. File Photo
By Michael V. Cusenza
Police this week were still hot on the heels of a man who robbed an Ozone Park store earlier this month, and have asked the public for help in identifying him.
On Saturday Feb. 6, around 12:45 a.m., the suspect approached the counter inside the Rockaway Boulevard deli, placed his hand inside his jacket pocket and simulated that he had a handgun. He demanded that the 33-year-old male employee put all the register’s cash inside a plastic bag. The employee complied and the suspect walked out of the store with $70. He fled the location inside a dark-colored sport utility vehicle, according to security footage and witnesses.
The suspect is described a black man in his 40s, 6-feet, 200 pounds, last seen wearing a dark-colored jacket, gray hooded sweatshirt, light-colored pants and dark-colored shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit info by logging onto NYPDCrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All correspondences are strictly confidential.