Linked To Failed Glendale Heist
One of the suspects involved in a recent armed robbery at a Rego Park jewelry store unsuccessfully tried to do the same at a Glendale shop last month, according to police.
Law enforcement sources said the crooks came calling to David & Sons Jewelers located at 97-18 Queens Blvd. at about 1:51 p.m. on Sept. 5. They were each described by the NYPD as black males between 30 and 40 years of age.
Video of the stickup can be viewed online at the Times Newsweekly’s YouTube page, www.youtube.com/timesnewsweekly .
Upon further investigation, police linked a participant to a failed robbery bid at Wolf Jewelers, located at 69-31 Myrtle Ave. in Glendale, at 12:20 p.m. on Aug. 16.
In that incident, authorities stated, a gun-wielding bandit struck a 64-year-old man in the head with the butt of his weapon, then fled empty-handed. The incident was later reported to the 104th Precinct; the victim suffered minor injuries.
Regarding the Rego Park caper, law enforcement sources stated, one of the bandits pulled out a silver handgun and fired a round into the floor shortly after he and two accomplices entered.
The three bandits reportedly removed assorted quantities of jewelry, then exited the location. Police said they were last seen entering a gray BMW X3 SUV that fled from the scene.
Officers from the 112th Precinct responded to the caper. There were no reported injuries.
The case was presented to the NYPD Queens Robbery Squad for further investigation.
Anyone with information regarding the robbery attempts or the suspects’ whereabouts that could prove helpful is asked to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-577-TIPS, by text message to 274637 (enter information, then the code TIP577) or online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
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