World Pac Auto Parts, employees robbed by armed man

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

MASPETH, N.Y. (WABC) -- Police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery of an auto parts store.

At 12:30 p.m. on May 11, a male suspect entered World Pac Auto Parts on 58th Street, showed a gun and ordered three store employees to open the safe.

When they didn't respond immediately, the suspect fired one round into the ground. No one was injured. The employees eventually opened the safe and the suspect stole cash, as well as the employees' cell phones and wallets.

The suspect then ordered the employees to lay face down on the floor and count to 120, He fled.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, about 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, with a dark complexion and hazel eyes. He was wearing a black hat, a gray shirt, black jeans and black sneakers.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to 800-577-TIPS.