Oct. 29, 2018 By Laura Hanrahan
Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a man at gunpoint in broad daylight on Friday in Flushing.
The 40-year-old victim was placing a backpack into his car in front of the Crystal Glass Company at 31-10 Whitestone Expressway at around noon, when an unidentified male approached him and displayed a black semi-automatic handgun.
The suspect demanded the victim’s property and forcibly removed the backpack before fleeing the scene, police said.
The perpetrator got into a dark colored late model Buick Encore SUV driven by another individual. They headed eastbound on 31 Avenue and entered the southbound lane of the Whitestone Expressway.
The suspect is described as black and was last seen wearing a black hooded jacket, black baseball cap, black pants and black sneakers.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
Tips can be submitted by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.