Knife Wielding Metro PCS Robber Sought
It was just before closing on Wednesday, August 14th, when a clerk at Metro PCS on Beach Channel Drive across from Redfern Houses was robbed at knifepoint.
According to Deputy Inspector Kevin Maloney, the commander of the 101 Precinct, one man stayed outside the store located at 14-81 Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway as lookout. The second man entered the store, asked the clerk about a phone and then pulled out a knife and took $60 and a couple of cell phones from the store.
“They fled northbound up Beach Channel Drive to parts unknown at this point,” said Maloney, who added that the police are in possession of a video and detectives are working to identify an individual in a photograph [from the video].”
The suspect who entered the store is described as a male, black, 25 years of age, and 6 feet tall. The robbery occurred approximately 7:30 p.m.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jimmy Schmalenberger at 718-868-3429 at the 101th Precinct or Detective Borough Queens South at 718-520-9200.