Suspect squirts lighter fluid inside Elmhurst check cashing business before robbing it


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Video courtesy of NYPD
Video courtesy of NYPD

Police are looking for a suspect wanted in connection to an Elmhurst robbery on Sunday, December 15.

A man was caught on video Sunday dousing an Elmhurst check cashing business in lighter fluid before displaying a lighter and demanding money from an employee, police said.

The robbery took place about 2:30 a.m. at ATN Financial Services, located at 94-72 Corona Ave., according to the NYPD.

The employee, who was not injured in the robbery, handed over the cash before the suspect fled, police said.

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

 

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