The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance identifying the suspects wanted for an attempted robbery inside of a commercial establishment within the confines of the 114th Precinct.
On Monday, May 18, at 4:52 p.m., a male suspect and a female suspect entered the U.S. Brazil bodega located at 41-02 34th Ave. in Astoria. While the register was open, the male suspect attempted to steal money from the register, and he stated to the bodega employee that he had a gun and threatened to shoot him. The male suspect did not display a firearm, but attempted to remove the entire register. After a brief struggle, the employee was able to prevent the suspect from taking the register. The two suspects then fled the location in a white Fiat, heading eastbound on 34th Avenue. The employee was not injured. The suspects did not successfully remove any property.
The first suspect is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 5-foot-9-inches tall, 160 pounds, with a light complexion and short hair. He was last seen wearing a black and red baseball hat, a long-sleeve blue shirt, tan cargo shorts and white sneakers.
The second suspect is described as a female Hispanic, approximately 5 feet, 3 inches tall, 130 pounds, with a light complexion, long, brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue baseball hat, a blue short-sleeve shirt, blue checkered pants and white sneakers.
Anyone with information in regards to any of these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.