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Thieves steal $9,000 worth of marijuana, merchandise from Queens smoke shop: NYPD

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QUEENS, N.Y. (PIX11) – Police are searching for a group accused of robbing a smoke shop in Queens on Monday.

Police said the thieves entered Zaza Smoke Shop on Bell Boulevard and threatened a 20-year-old employee by displaying guns. The group stole merchandise and marijuana products worth $9,000, according to authorities.

Police said the group fled in a black BMW sedan with a defective headlight.

No injuries were reported.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Erin Pflaumer is a digital content producer from Long Island who has covered both local and national news since 2018. She joined PIX11 in 2023. See more of her work here.


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