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Suspects sought in string of Flushing burglaries

By Gina Martinez

FLUSHING—Police were looking for two men in connection with a series of burglaries in Flushing.

The latest robbery took place Sept. 24 at 1:50 a.m., when $800 and an HP laptop were stolen from Jin Kitchen and Bath on 131-49 41 Ave., police said.

According to the NYPD, the suspects were also sought in connection with six other burglaries that go back to March. The suspects have repeatedly targeted the same address, as well as stores nearby.

The first incident occurred March 25 at 8:30 p.m. when the two suspects allegedly smashed the front glass door of 16 Express Drug Store at 133-35 Roosevelt Ave., police said. Once inside, police said, the suspects opened the cash register and took $500

At approximately 2:09 a.m. April 10, $5,677 was stolen from various vendors in a food court also located at 133-35 Roosevelt Ave., police said.

On May 6 at 3 a.m. $1,668 was stolen from the same location, according to police.

An attempt to break into The Waland Trading Corp. at 41-33 College Point Blvd. May 17 was unsuccessful, police said. Then, on June 13, the front glass door of 16 Express Drug Store was smashed again, and suspects got away with a cash register before fleeing down Roosevelt Avenue, according to police.

On June 17, two suspects entered Flushing Stone & Kitchen Depot at 131-25 41st Ave. and removed a safe containing $72,000, according to police.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

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