Aug. 14, 2020 By Allie Griffin
Police are looking for a man and a woman who assaulted an employee at an Astoria supermarket last Friday while they were trying to flee the store with stolen groceries.
The male suspect whacked a 54-year-old employee with a broom at around 3 a.m. when the worker confronted the pair for not paying for their food items while leaving Trade Fair Supermarket, located at 22-20 36th Ave., police said.
The alleged shoplifter slashed the employee’s arm, and the pair managed to exit the store on foot in an unknown direction. The victim told police he didn’t require medical attention.
Police released the following descriptions of the alleged thieves.
The male suspect is described as having a heavy build and black hair. He was last seen wearing a gray sleeveless shirt, black shorts with white stripes on the side and a black hat.
Police said the woman has a heavy build and black hair in a bun. She was last seen wearing a black sleeveless shirt, black tights, black sandals and a black mask and was carrying a brown purse.
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 WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.