Jackson Heights Nepali cell phone store robbed

NEW YORK– A Nepali owned cell phone shop in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York was robbed on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at approximately 8:30 pm. The Shop is located on 37-56A 74th Street, within the jurisdiction of the NYPD’s 115th Precinct.

Two unidentified male suspects entered the store wearing ski masks and brandishing firearms. They stole approximately $15,000 worth of merchandise and 100 cell phones from the display case. During the robbery, one of the assailants struck a 40-year-old store employee in the head with a firearm, causing significant injuries.

The employee was then bound with zip ties and locked in the store’s basement while the perpetrators fled the scene in an unknown vehicle after securing the exit.

Security footage from the incident has been released, capturing the robbery and the assault on the employee. The NYPD is investigating the crime and is urging anyone with information to come forward. No suspect descriptions have been released at this time.

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