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Astoria deli robbed of $30K: Police

Authorities are looking for two suspects wanted in the theft of $30,000 from a deli in Roosevelt Island. Images courtesy NYPD
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ASTORIA — Police from the 114th Precinct were asking for the public’s help in finding suspects wanted in the robbery of a deli in Astoria, the NYPD said.

Police said two suspects went into the En-Express Deli, at 920 Main Ave., April 12.

The suspects approached a 17-year-old store employee and asked for help in the back of the stop before allegedly assaulting the workerand letting two other suspects into the store, the NYPD said.

One suspect acted as a lookout while the others allegedly stole nearly $30,000 from a lockbox before they fled, according to cops.

The worker suffered minor injuries in the robbery, police said.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

Updated 12:35 pm, April 21, 2014
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J from Roosevelt Island says:
The robbery was NOT on Roosevelt Island. The deli is located in Astoria.
April 21, 2014, 10:20 am
J from Roosevelt Island says:
Thanks for fixing the story--albeit without acknowledging your error in initially reporting that the deli is located on Roosevelt Island. You failed to fix the photo caption though!
April 21, 2014, 2:28 pm

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