SOUTH JAMAICA — Police released images of a suspect wanted in connection with two commercial robberies along Rockaway Boulevard.
On July 9 at about 10:15 p.m., the suspect entered a Howard Johnson hotel, located at 153-95 Rockaway Blvd. in South Jamaica, police said. The man displayed a firearm and demanded cash, according to the NYPD.
The suspect then went behind the front counter and grabbed the loot before fleeing, police said.
The next day at around 11:45 p.m., the same suspect entered a Subway restaurant, located at 252-18 Rockaway Blvd. Rosedale, and again flashed a gun before demanding money, grabbing it from behind a counter and fleeing, the NYPD said.
The suspect is described as being a black man, between 27 and 30 years old, between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-9 and weighing between 130 and 150 pounds.
There were no injuries sustained as a result of the incidents, police said.
Anyone with information on the incidents was asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hot line at 1-800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.