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$27K in cash stolen from man at Astoria check cashing store

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Nov. 17, 2014 By Michael Florio

The police are looking to identify a suspect who followed a man into an Astoria check cashing store last month and then stole $27,000 in cash from the victim.

The victim, a 36-year-old man, was approached in David’s Check Cashing, located at 23-05 31st Street, at roughly 11 am on Oct. 23.

The suspect approached the victim with his hand covered by a plastic bag, simulating a weapon and demanded cash, according to an NYPD spokesman.

The victim handed over a bag containing roughly $27,000 in cash. The suspect then fled the location.

The victim was uninjured.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477)

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