A team of four robbers is wanted for holding up four different cellphone retailers across Queens this month, police announced on Wednesday.
The most recent heist occurred Tuesday morning at 10:55 a.m. inside the Verizon Wireless store located at 253-25 Union Tpke. in Glen Oaks.
Law enforcement sources said one of two bandits who entered the location displayed a handgun upon walking into the business and demanded that a 22-year-old male clerk open the store safe. The crooks removed 20 cellphones and fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.
Detectives connected the duo involved in the Aug. 30 robbery to the Aug. 10 caper at the T-Mobile store located at 75-19 Parsons Blvd. in Fresh Meadows.
Two unidentified suspects walked into the store at about 2:50 p.m. on Aug. 10 and forced the employees into the rear of the shop. They then removed an iPhone and $600 in cash, then fled the location inside a white Nissan Maxima.
Eleven days later, authorities said, the robbery team struck again, this time holding up the Hi Point Wireless Store at 59-41 Myrtle Ave. in Ridgewood at 1:38 p.m. on Aug. 21. One of the two suspects who participated in the heist displayed a handgun and forced the employees into the rear of the business.
The crooks then proceeded to remove 30 cellphones and fled the location inside a black four-door sedan, police noted.
Finally, authorities said, the bandits held up the AT&T store located at 255-01 Union Tpke. in Glen Oaks at 6:38 p.m. on Aug. 25. One of two suspects involved in this caper displayed a handgun to employees. The bandits stole 29 cellphones and $309 in cash before fleeing in an unknown direction.
Police described one of the suspects as a black male standing 5 foot 6 inches who was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black sneakers and blue gloves. Another perpetrator is described as a black male standing 5 foot 6 inches tall who was observed wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt covering his head and face as well as black pants, black sneakers and blue gloves.
A third culprit is described as a black male standing 6 feet tall, weighing 200 pounds and wearing a black do-rag, a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and white sneakers. The fourth suspect is described as a black female standing 6 feet tall, weighing 120 pounds and wearing a black do-rag and a black T-shirt.
Anyone with information regarding the robbery pattern or the suspects’ whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.