N.Y. Heists Hit Armored Car, Cash Receipts Transfers

Police say a man stole $150,000 from an armored-car driver who was picking up money from a Queens check-cashing agency.

The stick-up man accosted the driver at Moneygram on Main Street in Flushing just before noon on Sunday.

The thug pulled out a black handgun, pointed it at the driver and ordered him to drop the bag, police said.

The driver complied and the gunman fled with the cash.

In an unrelated robbery yesterday, a gunman tried to handcuff a Brooklyn parking-garage worker and a security guard before robbing them of thousands of dollars, police said.

Cops later opened fire at the black-clad robber but apparently missed and he escaped.

The violence began at 12:50 p.m. when the unidentified worker and a guard - both women - were leaving a municipal garage at 85th Street off Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge to go to a bank with the weekend receipts.

The gunman, with a hood pulled over his face, confronted them while they waited for an elevator at the back of the building near 86th Street.

Pointing a gun at them, the thug pulled out a pair of handcuffs and ordered them to shackle one another, police said.

Instead, the women ran away and were not harmed. The gunman took the cash and fled.

Police, alerted by a 911 call, sealed off the building. During the search, a cop fired a shot when he thought he spotted the gunman. He apparently missed and the man fled.


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