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Man Robs Sunnyside Store at Gunpoint, Takes $2,100 in Cash

Pay-O-Matic 46-14 Queens Blvd. (Google Maps)

March 9, 2020 By Christian Murray

Police are looking for a man who robbed a check-cashing store at gunpoint on Queens Boulevard yesterday and made off with $2,100 in cash.

The suspect allegedly walked into the PAY-O-MATIC store at 46-14 Queens Blvd. and handed the teller a note.

“I have a gun and a bomb. Give me the money and no one will get hurt,” the note read.

The suspect displayed a black firearm in his left waistband. There was no sign of a bomb.

The employee handed over the cash and the man fled on foot northbound on 47th Street, according to police.

The suspect is described as white and about 6 feet tall. No arrests have been made.

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Anon

Oldtimesunnysider, it’s a check cashing business. The fact that it has $2100 on hand isn’t exactly a secret.

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oldtimesunnysider

Nothing like telling those who are so inclined which store has $2,000 sitting around

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Bob

The police are hardly ever around Sunnyside despite a surge in crime. Our councilman is mostly concerned about himself and selfies with celebrities. Crimes continue to climb in Sunnyside as our mayor de-criminalizes crime.

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Dave "El Pres" Portnoy

He should have gone to the Chase bank next door that place gives away free samples all the time!

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Guest

Van Bramers office has been absolutely useless ever since he lost nomination for Boro president. He is doinh nothing for the community because he feels like he should have been Boro president.

How much are we paying him as public servant? Our taxes are the source of his salary, and right?

Regarding these recent crimes, I don’t understand why 108 is not being more active in neighborhood? Strange that whenever I see officers in the are, they look downright annoyed to be here. Like why did something make them get out of their cars?
They never look happy, why is that?

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Sunnysideposthatesme

This is great news. About 25 years ago that place ripped me off 20 dollars. Karmaaaaa

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David is right!

It is not always Met tickets, it can be also dd gift cards!
Totally second those arguments, Utopias are unreal, so bare the crime, enjoy the crime, and deep breath second hand weed; because this is not a republican utopia! Well logically said! If you moved here don’t be guillable and support the crime!
Ha!

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David

2100- Please provide one instance where Queens central booking or any court in Queens gave away Mets tickets to a defendant. You’re literally like a broken record. If you thought this place was crime free when you moved here or that any Republican utopia is crime free then you’re more gullible then your repetitive posts suggest.

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Marie

People are starting to walk around with face masks. This makes it harder for the public and police to distinguish who is up to no good.

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Bernie2020

Some people are desperate to survive with news of the corona virus spreading throughout the country. We urgently need a universal health care system with good mental health programs and paid sick leave. Medicaid should be expanded during this crisis. I am very concerned about those that feel hopeless and resort to violence and crime because things can get worse before they get better.

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2100 is not enough

2100 is not enough to pay the bail. He needs a little bit more. But this is a pro-crime city so he’ll rob more money and be able to pay the bail.

I hope he enjoys his MET tickets and free housing. Good luck mr robber! All the laws are here for you!

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#dumpdeblasio

But the Mayor brags about low crime rate in NYC! Does Jimmy Van Bramer know about this? Unless it affects his street, he could not care less.

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