2015-05-20 / Features

$2G For Maspeth Gunman

By Liz Goff
Police are searching for a violent, armed gunman who robbed workers and stole cash from a safe at a Maspeth auto parts warehouse on May 11.

Cops said the gunman entered World Pac Auto Parts at 58th Street and 58th Drive at about 5:30 p.m. on May 11, where he flashed a black revolver and ordered three employees to open a safe in a rear office.

When the workers refused to comply, the gunman fired one round into the floor of the shop, police said.

The terrified workers then opened the safe and the gunman grabbed approximately $4,000 cash, then ordered the workers to hand over their wallets and cell phones, police said. The suspect then forced the workers to lie face-down on the floor as he fled the store, police said.

The workers were “shook up, but no one was injured,” police sources said.

Police have released a sketch of the gunman (see sketch,) described as a white or Hispanic male, 6-feet-tall and 200 pounds, with hazel eyes and a slight moustache. He was wearing a knit cap with a small brim at the time of the robbery, police said.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Crime Stoppers HOTLINE at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

The HOTLINE is offering a $2,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

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