Feb. 10, 2020 By Kristen Torres
A man broke into an Astoria tobacco shop and stole $5,000 and nine cartons of cigarettes earlier this month, police said.
The suspect made his way into Tobacco-N-Vape, located at 33-18 31st Ave., on Jan. 16 at around 4:42 a.m. by breaking a lock at the store’s front entrance.
The thief took the cash and cigarettes and then fled in an unknown direction.
Police describe the suspect as in his mid-30s. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the male is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).