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Cops Looking for Three Men Who Allegedly Robbed Maspeth Smoke Shop at Gunpoint

Police are looking for three men who allegedly robbed a Maspeth smoke shop at gunpoint Saturday. (Photo of two of the suspects, courtesy of the NYPD)

May 18, 2022 By Christian Murray

Police are looking for three men who allegedly robbed a Maspeth smoke shop at gunpoint Saturday and took off with thousands of dollars of merchandise and cash.

The three suspects entered the at 64-25 Grand Ave. store at around 1:30 p.m., with two of them displaying a gun as they approached an employee. They then zip-tied the employee, while removing about $1,800 from the cash register and taking approximately $6,500 in merchandise.

The men fled the store on foot and headed northbound on Grand Avenue.

One of the three suspects (NYPD)

The store employee did not sustain any injuries as a result of this incident, according to police.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.



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Tim Snow

The current administration has a great plan to drive the city into a hole. They’ll close down Rikers, put prisons in your neighborhood, allow the businesses to leave because of crime, allow garbage and graffiti and all forms of motorized vehicles on the sidewalk and violence toward the elderly.


People are desperate. I see people paying workers at pharmacies to hold onto baby formula for them. Its unfair to the poor.

The poor

Should not have these luxury ‘want’ items.

That’s why they’re poor.

No NYCHA building should have parking lots or garages.


Before the liberals here rip your post, the want items you reference are material goods ie: high end designer clothes, the latest smart phones, the latest smart TVs, etc. All of which flood NYCHA houses and poor neighborhoods.

Does your 1 year old really need Jordan sneakers when they hardly can even walk? And doesn’t WIC already cover for formula?

And why do NYCHA houses have surprisingly high end cars parked there?

Gullible Republicans believe in myths fairytales and conspiracy theories

According to the guy posting under “the poor”. The poor need to be punished

Trump voters think baby formula is a "luxury" and wonder why they're out of touch

Great point, cars are a luxury item. You should be able to park yours for free though, right?


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