Thieves steal $1,500 from Smoke Shop

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Three armed men stole $1,500 from a smoke shop in Soundview on July 29, according to police.
According to the NYPD, on 10:50 p.m., three men entered 333 Soundview Ave., home to the Smoke Shop, and one of the men brandished a handgun and warned the 23-year-old male employee not to touch anything or he would be hurt.
The second assailant grabbed the cash register and the third person broke the glass of a display case with a baseball bat. They fled the scene northbound on Soundview Avenue, inside of a gray 4-door sedan with approximately $1,500.
The individuals are described as males who wore masks and all-black clothing.

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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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