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Robber threatens arson

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Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013 10:30 am

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery.

On Dec. 15 at 2:30 a.m., the suspect entered a check cashing establishment called ATN Financial Services located at 94-72 Corona Ave. in Corona.

He proceeded to squirt lighter fluid in each of the teller’s windows throughout the location before displaying a lighter to a teller, threatening to ignite the flame and demanding cash.

The employee complied and the suspect fled with an unidentified amount of money.

There were no customers in the establishment at the time and no injuries were reported by any of the employees who witnessed the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 577-TIPS (8477).The public can also submit tips by logging onto nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577.

All tips are strictly confidential.

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