Nov. 16, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez
A man stole over $3,000 at gunpoint from a Pizza Hut at a shopping center on Northern Boulevard, according to police.
The incident happened on Nov. 12, when a man went inside the Pizza Hut at 51-02 Northern Blvd., part of the Tower Square Shopping Center, and demanded money while pointing a gun, according to police.
The man then made his way over to the safe and took $3,200 dollars from it. A spokesperson for the NYPD said the robber likely forced an employee to open it.
The manager at the Northern Boulevard site, who did not feel comfortable disclosing his name, declined to comment on the incident, as an investigation is ongoing. An employee who answered a prior call to the locale, however, said all the employees were okay.
The male suspect, described by an NYPD spokesperson as black, is shown in photos released by the department as wearing a red bandana over most of his face, along with a dark colored hat, pants of a light color, and a blue and white jacket.
Anyone with information in regards 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 Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.