By Caitlyn Brady
El Gallo Taqueria, on Amsterdam Avenue between 84th and 85th Streets, was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night at 11:45pm, an NYPD spokeperson told WSR.
“A male suspect entered the location, approached the counter, and displayed a firearm, stating, ‘Give me all the money now.’ The 23-year-old man who reported the crime handed over approximately $119 from the register. The suspect also took the tip jar with an unknown amount of money inside. He fled on foot. There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.”
In response to the robbery, El Gallo Taqueria posted on Instagram that the Upper West Side location will be closed today, April 18th. The restaurant will reopen Tuesday, April 19th.
“Luckily all staff is safe and sound,” the Instagram caption states. “While it’s easy to lose hope in times like these, we believe in a better and brighter future. Our commitment to our team, our family and our community is unshakeable.”