Popeye's Armed Robber Sought by Cops

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011  |  Updated 5:07 PM EDT
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Surveillance video of an armed robbery of a Popeye's restaurant in Queens Sunday.

Surveillance video of an armed robbery of a Popeye's restaurant in Queens Sunday.

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Police are asking for the public's help in identifying and locating a suspect in an armed robbery at a Popeye's restaurant in Queens Sunday night.

Police said a heavy-set man in his 20s walked into the fast-food eatery at 117-25 Farmers Blvd. in the St. Albans section of Queens at about 10:05 p.m. Sunday. He allegedly approached the counter, showed a silver-colored gun and demanded cash from the register.

The robber took off with a bag of cash, then fled northbound on Farmers Boulevard toward Linden Boulevard, said police.

No one was injured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or at nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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