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NYPD: Cellphone store on 40th Avenue robbed, thief makes off with phones and cash

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Jan. 6, 2017 Staff Report

Police are searching for a man who robbed a cell phone store in Long Island City yesterday, making off with cell phones and cash.

According to the report, the suspect entered the MetroPCS store at 13-05 40th Avenue around 11:37 a.m. He took between $300 and $400 in cash, and then demanded an employee show him where the phones were kept.

He then stole about 20 cellphones before fleeing the scene.

The suspect is described as a black man in his mid to late 30s, wearing all black clothing and glasses.

Police have released a surveillance photo of the suspect, and anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).



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