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Police are looking for a suspect who robbed three stores in Astoria.

Cops are seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman who robbed at knifepoint a grocery store and two cell phone stores in Astoria on Oct. 9.

According to an NYPD spokesperson, the suspect started her robbery spree at about 4:56 a.m. at L.I.C. Deli Grocery at 12-03 40th Ave. She approached the clerk, brandished a knife and told him to give her the money in the cash register. The employee gave her $150 and she fled the scene.

At about 10:30 p.m., she entered a Metro PCS at 13-05 40th Ave., brandished a weapon and asked the 18-year-old employee to empty the cash register. She walked away with $50. 

The suspect attempted to rob a Boost Mobile at 40-35 21st St. but the employee did not comply and she fled the location.

Police describe her as a black or Hispanic woman, approximately 5 feet and 170 pounds and last seen wearing a pony tail.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website or texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

 

 

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