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Armed Robber Taunts Security Guard As He Leaves Burlington Coat Factory in Rego Park

May 20, 2018 By Christian Murray

A man who robbed a big-box store in Rego Park last week taunted a security guard by sticking out his tongue as he fled with merchandise.

Police said the suspect entered the Burlington Coat Factory, located at 96-05 Queens Blvd., on Thursday at around 2:30 p.m., and as he was leaving with unpaid goods store security attempted to stop him. He then flashed what appeared to be a firearm in his waistband and left, police said.

As he fled with a black bag and other undisclosed items, he poked his tongue and made gestures with his fingers at security. No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as black, between 20 and 30 years old and last seen wearing all dark clothing.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)

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