Astoria Laundromat Worker Pistol-Whipped During Robbery, Cops Say
ASTORIA — Cops are looking for a man who robbed a Queens cleaners at gunpoint, officials said.
The suspect entered Astoria Cleaners at 23-17 31st St. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, and pointed a shotgun at a female employee. He then allegedly struck her with the gun and stole cash.
After that, he fled in a black Volkswagon heading north on 31st Street, police said. The employee was not hospitalized.
Police described the suspect as a black male, 6-foot-1 or 6-foot-2, last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with information regarding this incident can call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.