‘punisher’ Behind Christmas Stickup – QNS.com

‘punisher’ Behind Christmas Stickup

Armed Mystery Man Robbed R’Wood Shop

Wearing a sweatshirt bearing the logo of a comic book antihero, an armed bandit held up a Ridgewood store on Christmas night last Tuesday, Dec. 25, and remains at large as of press time, law enforcement sources said.

The suspect behind a Dec. 25, 2012 armed heist in Ridgewood.

According to police, the unidentified male crook robbed the King Star Deli at 1070 Seneca Ave. at the corner of Summerfield Street at around 6:30 p.m. last Tuesday night.

During the caper, the bandit was observed wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the white skull logo of The Punisher, a Marvel Comics character, and carrying a black duffel bag with a red strap.

Authorities stated that detectives are investigating a possible link between the suspect in last Tuesday’s heist and recent, similar robberies in the area.

Regarding the Christmas caper, law enforcement sources said, the perpetrator entered the store, confronted a male employee and displayed a black firearm while demanding money. After receiving $900 in cash from the worker, the suspect placed the cash inside the duffel bag, then exited the store and fled in an unknown direction.

Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the scene. The robbery victim was not injured.

Various police units searched the surrounding area for the perpetrator, but despite their efforts, authorities said, no immediate arrests were made.

The 104th Precinct Detective Squad is continuing their investigation, with Detectives Carl Diaquoi, Jay Moon and Jay Houlihan assigned to the case.

Anyone with any information regarding the stickup or the suspect’s whereabouts that could prove helpful asked to contact the 104th Precinct Detective Squad at 1-718-386-2735 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Information may also be sent to Crime Stoppers via text message to 274637 (enter information, then the code TIP577) or online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

All calls and messages will be kept confidential.

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