Cops Release Sketch Of Subway Restaurant Robber
Police have released a "Wanted" poster depicting a resemblance of the suspect in the robbery of the Subway Restaurant at 1376 Rockaway Park-way - between Glenwood and Far-ragut roads - on Sunday, January 28. The sketch depicts a likeness of the suspect as told to detectives of the NYPD's Artist Unit and was based on a description given by a witness, officials said.
Local police sources said the robbery of the popular store took place shortly after 9 p.m. when there were no customers in the shop and only the manager and another employee were on hand.
The thief pulled a silver revolver from under his jacket, announced that a robbery was taking place and told the manager to go to the rear of the store, where the safe was located, and bring him whatever cash was in the safe.
After receiving approximately $5,000 in cash from the safe, the bandit took the manager's wallet with an undetermined amount of cash and fled out the front door in an unknown direction. It was unclear whether he escaped on foot or in a car.
Police from the 69th Precinct re-sponded and canvassed the area with negative results.
The thief is described as black, in his late 20s or early 30s, about five-feet, seven-inches tall and weighing about 200 lbs. He also had a short beard at the time of the robbery and he was wearing a knit cap.
Anyone with information is asked to call the 69th Precinct Detective Squad at (718) 257-6215 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. It is suggested they refer to UF61 No.573, Case No. 35.
Local detectives and Crime Stop-pers officials say that all calls will be kept confidential. Charles Rogers