Cops seek suspect behind nightclub stickup
FLUSHING — Cops were looking
for an armed crook who stole cash and
property from three people in Flushing
in an early-morning robbery.
According to police, at 5:40 a.m. on
Jan. 19, an unknown man entered Sexy
Nightclub, located at 149-14 41st Ave.
The suspect then approached the three
victims — a 22-year-old female, 53-yearold
female and a 42-year-old male — and
displayed a firearm, police said.
The gun-toting bandit then removed
personal property, a cell-phone and
$2,165 from the victims, according to
authorities, before fleeing the scene
eastbound on 41st Avenue towards
The incident was later reported to
the 109th Precinct.
On Jan. 24, the NYPD released an
image of the suspect, who’s described
as a Hispanic man between the ages of
18 and 25, standing 6 feet tall with facial
hair and a heavy build. He was last
seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt
and dark colored pants, police said.
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
Police were searching for this supect
in connection with an armed robbery in
Flusing. Courtesy of NYPD
can also submit their tips by logging
onto nypdcrimestoppers.com, through
Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting
their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then
enter TIP577.All calls and messages
are kept confidential.
— Emily Davenport
Burglar hits Corona jewelry store: NYPD
CORONA — Detectives need the
public’s help in finding a burglar who
they say cleaned out a Corona jewelry
store, stealing a incredible bundle of
Law enforcement sources said
the break-in occurred early on the
morning of Jan. 24 at Shlomi Jewelry,
located at 37-65 Junction Blvd.
Police sources said the unidentified
burglar cut a hole through the roof and
disabled security cameras and alarms.
He then spent hours taking inventory.
WABC-TV reported that the
crook made off with 90 percent of the
The bandit even took a box containing
$3,000 in cash designated for donations
to assist poor people in Israel.
Although it was reported that
more than a million dollars in loot
had been taken, police indicated that
the stolen jewelry had an estimated
value of $100,000.
Store owner Shlomi Sakal told
WABC-TV that the alarm company
overseeing security at the store
alerted police Jan. 24 at 6 a.m., but
when officers from the 115th Precinct
responded to the scene, they found
nothing out of the ordinary.
“Police came, say nothing is wrong,”
Sakal said to WABC-TV. “They look
through the gate. They say nothing
was inside the gate. They left.”
After cleaning out the store, law
enforcement sources said the suspect
apparently hailed a livery cab and
fled the scene. On Jan. 26, the NYPD
released video footage from inside the
taxi of the thief.
Cops described the perpetrator as a
Hispanic male between 30 and 40 years old
who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with information regarding
the burglary or the suspect’s whereabouts
can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS
(for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit
nypdcrimestoppers.com, send a direct
message on Twitter to @NYPDTips or
a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then
All calls and messages are kept
— Robert Pozarycki
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