2017-04-19 / Front Page

Hunt Suspect In Chinese Restaurant Robbery

Police are searching for a man who stole a “tip jar” from a counter at a Chinese restaurant in East Elmhurst.

Cops said the suspect walked into the Chopsticks Restaurant at 77-18 21st Avenue on April 13 and grabbed the tip jar from a counter. The suspect then threatened an employee with a baseball bat if he tried to stop him from leaving, and ran to the street.

No one was injured in the attack, police said.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 18-years-old, 6-feet, 2-inches tall and 200 pounds. He was wearing gray sweatpants, a gray and black sweatshirt and black sneakers at the time of the robbery.

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

–Liz Goff

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