Cops looking for suspect in Astoria wine store robbery

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Video captured a suspect wanted in an Astoria wine store robbery. Video courtesy of NYPD
Video captured a suspect wanted in an Astoria wine store robbery.

A man held up an Astoria wine store at gunpoint last week, taking $800 before escaping on foot, police said.

The robbery occurred about 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17 inside of Doctor’s Wine & Spirits, at 46-16 Ditmars Blvd., according to the NYPD.

The suspect approached the 50-year-old store clerk, displayed a gun and stole the cash, then fled, cops said. There were no reported injuries.

Police describe the suspect as 6 feet 2 inches tall and with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a grey or blue hooded sweatshirt, and a black ski mask.

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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