Half-million-dollar heist in Canarsie

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A brazen thief hijacked an armored car in Canarsie on Thursday, making off with half a million dollars, according to police.

The driver told cops he was outside a Seaview Avenue Pay-O-Matic store near Rockaway Parkway at 10:30 am when the crook managed to put what the driver believes was the muzzle of a gun to the back of his head, and boarded the mobile money vault.

The thief, who was dressed in black and hiding his face behind a mask, then forced the driver to chauffeur him to Linden Boulevard, where the crook made off with a duffle bag bulging with $500,000.

Thankfully, no one was injured during the heist.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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