Sept. 22, 2017 by Nathaly Pesantez
An employee at a Long Island City grocery stole thousands of dollars in cash from the locale’s register, according to police.
An NYPD spokesperson said that between May 15 and Aug 9, the E & I employee at 49-12 Vernon Boulevard removed about $10,000 total from the deli’s cash register. The spokesperson said the employee was caught on video on at least two different dates taking money from the register.
It is unclear how many times in total the employee removed money from the register, the police spokesperson said.
The NYPD has released a photo of the suspect, and is seeking the public’s help in identifying him. The NYPD spokesperson said the suspect’s identity is not known, as the name that he used while working at E & I deli and grocery was not his real name. He is described by police as male, Hispanic and 5’6” with a heavy build, a light complexion, brown eyes, and black hair.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).