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Gun-Wielding Robbers Take Cash and Cigarettes from Queens Bodega, Cops Say

By Ben Fractenberg | August 26, 2013 3:44pm
Hollis Bodega Robbery Suspects
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HOLLIS — Two men robbed a Hollis, Queens bodega at gunpoint earlier this month, stealing cigarettes and cash, police said.

The heist happened on Aug. 16 about 11:10 p.m. at the Family Deli and Grill at 198-37 Jamaica Ave., according to the NYPD. One of the men allegedly pointed a gun at a worker and demanded cash while his partner took two cartons of cigarettes.

No one was injured, police said.

The suspect carrying the gun had a red bandana covering his face, police said, and his accomplice was wearing a black ski mask and carrying a backpack.

Anyone with information regarding the incident can call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. You can also submit a tip by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting 274637(CRIMES) and then entering "TIP577."