Gunman Makes Off with $60,000 in Robbery Outside 99 Cents Store

Police are searching for this man in connection with an armed robbery in Queens.Photo byNYPD

Robber Wore Motorcycle Helmet - Fired 1 Round

By Dan Gesslein

Queens Voice

September 18, 2023

QUEENS - A motorcycle helmet-wearing gunman robbed a man outside a Queens 99 Cents store and made off with $60,000 in cash.

At around 3 pm on September 15, a 47-year-old man who was in front of a 99 cents store at 48-16 Skillman Avenue, was surprised by a man wearing a motorcycle helmet and holding a gun.

Cops said the man, who was dressed all in black, fired one round into the sidewalk. The gunman then removed money from the victim, hopped on the back of a moped and drove off northbound on 49th Street.

Cops said the gunman stole $60,000 in cash.

Investigators released surveillance video of the suspects.

The gunman was last seen wearing a black motorcycle helmet. With the visor up, the suspect wore dark glasses to hide his eyes. He wore a black jacket and black pants. The video also showed the gunman wearing grey gloves and white sneakers. He was also seen having a large black food delivery bag across his back.

The other suspect who drove the black moped was last seen wearing a red and white jacket and black baseball cap.

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 or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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