2018-08-01 / Front Page

Cops Hunt Massage Parlor Bandits

By Liz Goff
Police are searching for four brazen bandits who held up massage parlors in Astoria and Flushing last month.

Cops said the men struck first on July 13th when they burst into the Prince Spa at 33-70 Prince Street in Flushing. The suspects entered the spa at about 11:50 a.m. on July 13th, grabbed two female employees and demanded cash, police said They grabbed $500 cash and a cell phone and fled southbound on Prince Street in a dark-colored Nissan sedan.

The suspects struck again at about 4:25 a.m. on July 18th, when they burst Angels Love Bubbles at 28-25 31st Street, where one of the men pulled a sharp object and threatened a 37-year-old female employee, police said. The men grabbed $1,000 cash and four cell phones from the location and fled southbound on 31st Street in a dark-colored sedan.

The female victim suffered a minor injury in the attack, but refused medical treatment at the scene.

The first suspect is described as a male Hispanic with a light complexion, 20-22 years old, 5-feet, 10-inches tall, with a slim build, brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a black jacket, black shoes and a gray hat with the work “Happy” emblazoned on the front in red at the time of the attack.

The second suspect is described as a male Hispanic with a light complexion, 20-22 years old and 5-feet, 10-inches tall, with a slim build, brown hair and eyes and a tattoo on his left hand. He was wearing a blue and white jacket, a gray T-shirt, black pants and black shoes at the time of the attack.

The third suspect is described as a male Hispanic with a dark complexion, 2-=22 years old, 5-feet, 10-inches tall, with black hair, brow eyes and a slim build, He was wearing a lime green polo shirt with illustrations of bicycles on the front, dark-colored pants and Nike sneakers.

The fourth man acted as a getaway, remaining in a black, four-door Honda during the robberies, an NYPD spokesperson said. The men fled in the Honda after each of the holdups.

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


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