May 17, 2018 By Christian Murray
Two Sunnyside bars were burglarized this morning but police made quick work in catching the perpetrators.
The incidents took place at Bar 43, located at 43-06 43rd St., and the Lowery Bar & Kitchen, at 43-02 43rd Ave., around 6 a.m. police said. Three men used forced to enter each location and removed property.
The police caught the suspects in the act, according to a NYPD spokeswoman. The area was being patrolled at the time and cops saw one of the burglaries take place.
Nick Murphy, co-owner of Bar 43, said that the suspects broke in through the front side door of his establishment and went downstairs to his office.
They smashed open a cash machine and likely got cash, he said. He said it was too early to tell what else may have been taken.
He said three doors were damaged as the suspects broke in and one of his video cameras was damaged when the suspects cut the feed.
Murphy did capture video of two of the suspects exiting the establishment (see footage).
Anne Muldoon, co-owner of Lowery Bar, was unavailable to comment. However, on Facebook the bar said it would be open for business at the usual time of 5 p.m.
Bar 43 aims to reopen by 6 p.m.
The three men arrested were not from Queens, police said.
The men have been identified as Victor Roquez, 26, from the Bronx; Andy Hernandez, 25, from Manhattan; and Michael Quintana, 22, from Manhattan.