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ELMHURST, Queens — One thief made off with $72,000 in cash from an unattended safe at a Queens grocery store, police said Thursday.

The robbery took place at about 8:05 p.m. on Nov. 20, according to police.

A man entered the store, located on Queens Boulevard, and went behind an unattended register. From there, he removed stacks of bills from a safe before leaving the location.

Police said the man hid the money in his mask and sweatshirt before leaving in a dark-colored Nissan SUV.

The man was last seen wearing a multicolored sweatshirt, gray t-shirt, gray sweatpants and dark sneakers.

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