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Cops seek man in tire slashing and robbery

Police are looking for a suspect, who they said stole a bag of cash in South Ozone Park. Images courtesy NYPD
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SOUTH OZONE PARK — The NYPD was asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a black male suspect, aged 25-30, in connection with a grand larceny in South Ozone Park.

According to cops, while restocking a privately owned ATM with money, the victim realized a tire on his car was slashed. The victim placed a black messenger bag filled with cash on his front passenger seat, and a short time later realized it was stolen, cops said.

Area surveillance video captured the suspect, described as a black male, approximately 5-foot-8, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, white T-shirt, dark pants and black and green sneakers. The suspect’s car is described as a gray four-door sedan — a 2011 or 2012 Lincoln MKS — with New York state license plates.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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