A suspect followed a man into an Astoria check cashing store before stealing his $27,000 bag of money, cops said.
The suspect trailed the 36-year-old victim into the store, David’s Check Cashing, located on 31st Street near 23rd Avenue, at about 11 a.m. on Oct. 23, police said. He then held up his hand, covered with a bag, indicating that he had a gun, and demanded cash from the victim.
The victim handed the suspect a bag containing about $27,000 in cash and the suspect fled, cops said.
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