Feb. 11, 2021 By Christian Murray
A man robbed an Astoria liquor store Wednesday after threatening to shoot an employee.
The suspect entered 34 Avenue Liquors, located at 40-15 34th Avenue, before approaching a 35-year-old female employee and demanding cash.
The man indicated that he had a gun in his jacket pocket and threatened to shoot the woman if she didn’t hand over the money. The employee complied and gave the suspect $450 from the register.
The perpetrator fled the scene on foot westbound on 34 Avenue and entered the Steinway Street “M/R” subway station.
The suspect is described as a light-skinned male with a mustache. He was seen wearing a black knit cap, black sunglasses, a blue surgical mask, black gloves, a black hooded coat, blue jeans and black sneakers.
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).