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Police searching for multiple suspects behind armed robbery of Ridgewood smoke shop

Jul. 21, 2023 By Anthony Medina

Police from the 104th Precinct are searching for multiple suspects behind a gunpoint robbery inside a smoke shop in Ridgewood on Wednesday, July 19. 

Police say a group of unidentified suspects entered the Globe and Smoke Convenience store, located at 801 Cypress Ave., at approximately 1:05 p.m., when one of the thieves flashed a gun and demanded cash. 

The perpetrators stole $600 from the register and $1,000 from the store worker, before fleeing the scene on on Citi Bikes, according to authorities. They were last seen heading south of Madison Street.

Police released surveillance images of the suspects, including a one that shows one of the suspect’s faces. Police say he is a Black male and was last seen wearing a black shirt and jeans with white sneakers. 

Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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 their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential. 

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