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Customers skip out on paying bill, attack employees at famed ‘Goodfellas’ restaurant: NYPD

MASPETH, Queens – Police are looking for two men who allegedly skipped out on paying their bill and attacked two employees at a diner named after the 1990 gangster film "Goodfellas."

It happened inside the Goodfellas Diner in Maspeth on October 1 around 7:50 p.m., police said.

Police say these two men allegedly skipped out on a bill and then attacked two employees who confronted them at a diner made popular by the classic gangster movie "Goodfellas." (Photo: NYPD)

Police say these two men allegedly skipped out on a bill and then attacked two employees who confronted them at a diner made popular by the classic gangster movie "Goodfellas." (Photo: NYPD)

The NYPD said when the duo refused to pay for their breakfast, a 70-year-old worker confronted them – only to be punched in his face by one of the bill evaders. As the other man sat inside of a vehicle, a 67-year-old female employee tried to write down the license plate of the car, but the first attacker snatched the notepad from her hand and threw her to the ground, according to police.

Both men sped away in a car, heading southbound toward Rust Street, police said.

The woman suffered a broken arm and a dislocated shoulder and was taken to a local hospital in serious but stable condition.

One of the men is described to be between 25 to 30 years old, about 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket. The other is around the same age and weighs about 200 pounds, with a beard. He was last spotted with a gray-hooded sweater and gray sweatpants.

Police released a surveillance photo in hopes the public can help identify the pair.

The Queens establishment, also known as Clinton Diner, has been a popular big and small screen shooting location, according to Yelp.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).