Police are looking for a suspect who held up two employees at the Queens Zoo Sunday afternoon, taking off with thousands in cash.
The armed robbery, first reported by NYC Park Advocates, happened around 4:30 p.m., an hour before closing at the Flushing Meadows Corona Park zoo, according to authorities. The suspect allegedly came up to two zoo workers, a 56-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man, and displayed a gun.
He then pointed the weapon at the woman while the other employee filled a bag with $4,873, cops said. The suspect then fled.
Authorities describe the suspect as Hispanic, around 30 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 150 pounds.