September 5, by Nathaly Pesantez
Police are on the lookout for a man they say left a loaded gun in a locker at the Astoria Park pool.
The suspect, according to police, was seen by witnesses at the pool placing a 9mm Kel-Tech firearm in a locker on Aug. 6 at 3:00 p.m. Witnesses then went to staff at the park and alerted them to the firearm, police say.
The man fled the scene without the gun after he was seen by witnesses, and the firearm was recovered by police shortly after at the locker, according to police.
Surveillance video released by the NYPD shows the suspect in blue trunks and a white hat walking barefoot around the pool grounds.
Anyone with information in regards 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).