Suspect smashes storefront, steals $2K from Popeye’s

A suspect allegedly stole $2,000 from a Popeye’s during the early morning hours of Oct. 10, 2021.

It appears a customer wanted more than the biscuits and chicken from Popeye’s as the police are looking for a man who stole $2,000 from the eatery last month.

According to the NYPD, on Oct. 10, at 6 a.m., a man broke into a Popeye’s restaurant at 2809 3rd Ave., by smashing the glass with a stone. Once inside, the crook stole a small safe that had $2,000 in it. He then proceeded to flee the scene on foot.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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