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Man Steals $1,400 in Jackson Heights Armed Robbery


Sept. 5, 2019 By Shane O’Brien

Police are looking for a man who stole $1,400 during an armed robbery at a grocery store in Jackson Heights last week.

The robbery took place at around 8:50 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26 in Sweety Grocery Store at 86-18 37th Ave., according to the NYPD.

The suspect approached a 47-year-old male cashier with a gun and demanded money from the register. The cashier complied and the man made off with approximately $1,400 in cash and fled in an unknown direction.

The robbery was recorded on the shop’s CCTV and the man was observed to be a white male with short black hair. He was last seen wearing a black jumper and gray shorts. He used a black mask to partially cover his face.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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Why aren't there a ton of racist comments from Trump lovers on here?

No “check the projects” it’s “why am I not surprised” comments?!

Oh yeah…he’s white.


Umm.. someone explain to me how this guy is “White”? He’s as white as Jorge Zimmerman was “white”.

Mr. Cranky

If they go after the drug dealers that are active in and around that area they will get this guy. They are one in the same.


No one thinks he’s from the projects, illegal alien, welfare recipient? Ohh I see it’s a white dude.


Dear Rick:
Aside from your comment being racist; being “a white dude” does not preclude the possiblity that he is “from the projects”, an illegal alien nor a welfare recipient.

Sara Ross

I’m glad nobody was hurt but he’s a real tough guy – wears socks with sandals. He’ll be caught and hopefully not out on bail soon after.


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