2010-05-14 / Top Stories

Cops Seek Gun-Toting Robbery Thugs

Detectives from the 101 Precinct Squad are looking for two armed suspects who walked into a Far Rockaway check cashing store and robbed it of more than $140,000 on May 8.

Police say the brazen robbery took place at approximately 8:15 a.m. at 21-38 Mott Avenue.

According to sources, the two suspects entered the Mott Avenue Check Cashing Corporation by pushing through the front door as one employee buzzed a second employee into the location.

Once inside, the gun-toting suspects entered the cashier area and demanded the safe be opened.

The store manager complied and the two men removed money from the safe and put it into a blue canvas gym bag.

The suspects then fled the location on foot, southbound on Mott Avenue towards Redfern Avenue and the sprawling Redfern Public Housing Complex.

Police describe the suspects as follows: Suspect number one is a male, black 30-35 years of age, approximately 5’5”-5’6” in height, heavy set build, 180-210 pounds with dark skin and some facial hair.

Suspect number two is a male, black, 30-40 years of age, with a medium build, approximately 6 foot tall and 180-200 pounds.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident, or the identities of the individuals is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

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