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.
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.