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Burglar Stole $4,600 in Cash from Astoria Popeyes

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June 18, 2020 By Allie Griffin

A burglar allegedly stole several thousand dollars from an Astoria Popeyes Monday.

The man climbed onto the roof of the fried chicken chain restaurant, located at 32-78 48th St., and broke in from above at about 4:25 a.m., police said.

Inside, he grabbed $4,600 from cash registers and ran out a side entrance, fleeing westbound on Northern Boulevard.

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.

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Sounds like numbers are being inflated… no restaurant would leave that amount in registers over night .

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