DI Leyson, 110th Precinct, advised us that Dhaka Mini Mart, 85-42 Grand Avenue in Elmhurst, was robbed this afternoon about 5:00 - 5:15 pm. Two male Hispanics displayed firearms and took money then fled scene. No injuries and no shots fired. Detectives are on the scene and investigating.
It's surprising robbers targeted this location on Grand Avenue - it's very busy with pedestrian and vehicular traffic! If you know any of the storeowners on Grand Avenue, 69th Street, Queens Boulevard or surrounding area, please tell them to be on the alert. Oftentimes robbers "case" a location before commiting the crime. If they, or you, see anything suspicious call 911!
Roe Daraio, President
Comet Civic Association