Robber Forces McDonald's Workers into Freezer During Heist

By Tom Liddy on April 24, 2012 7:23pm 

A gunman allegedly robbed a McDonald's at 181-25 Jamaica Ave. in Hollis on April 19, 2012.
A gunman allegedly robbed a McDonald's at 181-25 Jamaica Ave. in Hollis on April 19, 2012.
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QUEENS — A cold-hearted crook forced workers at a Hollis McDonald's into the freezer during an armed heist last week, police said.

The suspect, described as 28 to 33 years old, entered the fast-food eatery at 181-25 Jamaica Ave., near 181st Street, on April 19 at 10:50 p.m., according to cops.

Sources said the thief hid in the bathroom and came out wearing a mask and holding a gun.

According to police, he forced two of the three workers into a freezer and the remaining person to the safe.

Once he got into the safe, he took the money, cuffed the other worker and fled on Avon Street, police said.

Cops say the suspect is 6 feet tall and 200 pounds, with long black hair. He was wearing a mask, blue hooded sweatshirt and blue pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit 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.

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