A Walk in the Park:
The Queens Zoo in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park was robbed by an armed gunman NYC Park Advocates has learned.
The thief made off with $ 4, 873.00 in the brazen day-time robbery which occurred at 4:30 on Sunday an hour before closing time.
The assailant pointed a black handgun at two zoo employees - a woman, 56, and a 50-year-old male and said, "The money" according to the police report.
The perpetrator held a gun on one the employees while the other loaded the money into a bag and then fled of foot into the park.
The assailant is described as a 30-year-old male Hispanic, 5' 9 inches male, 150 pounds,
Cameras at the location are not operational according to law enforcement sources.
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is leading the city in reported crime of the 30 parks the NYPD collects data for.