Cops Hunt Suspect in Richmond Hill Dry Cleaners Robbery

Cops Hunt Suspect in Richmond Hill Dry Cleaners Robbery

PHOTO: Investigators have said that this man is responsible for the violent robbery of a Jamaica Avenue dry cleaning establishment. Courtesy of NYPD

By Michael V. Cusenza

Big man. Big score.

Cops are looking for a suspect with a “heavy build” who is wanted in connection with the violent robbery of a Richmond Hill dry cleaning establishment earlier this month.

On Sunday, June 5, around 10:55 p.m., the man entered the store on Jamaica Avenue and immediately threw the 58-year-old female employee down to the floor.  He then proceeded to kick the victim multiple times before removing $3,000 in cash from her person and fleeing the business in an unkown direction.

Paramedics rushed the victim to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, cops said, where she received treatment for a facial fracture and swollen lip.

The suspect has been described as a Hispanic man, roughly 300 pounds, with tattoos on one arm. He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat and white sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, (888) 57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit info by logging onto or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All correspondences are strictly confidential.


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