Cops seek Astoria jewelry store thief


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Photo courtesy of NYPD
Photo courtesy of NYPD

Police are trying to track down a thief who took off with jewelry from an Astoria store last week.

The suspect entered a Zales Jewelers at 31-07 Steinway Street at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and asked to look at two gold items at the store, according to the NYPD. When he was handed the jewelry he fled the store on foot.

Authorities describe the suspect as a black male in his 20s who was last seen wearing black work boots and a dark green waist length jacket.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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