Wig-wearing gunmen robbed six Queens service stations in just eight days: cops

Images of the two suspects behind a series of armed robberies in Queens dating back to Sept. 24.
Photos courtesy of NYPD

The armed duo responsible for two service station robberies in Maspeth and Middle Village last weekend have held up three additional businesses in Queens in the last 72 hours, authorities said.

Police were able to get a good look via security cameras at the wig-wearing bandits in one of their most recent capers, the Sept. 30 robbery of a Dunkin’ Donuts shop within a Speedway gas station located at 134-14 Cross Bay Blvd.

According to law enforcement sources, the crooks walked into the station, displayed guns and demanded cash. One of the perpetrators punched a 52-year-old worker in the face, then removed $50 in cash and fled the scene with his cohort.

Police said the duo struck twice more in south Queens early on the morning of Oct. 1. They reportedly stole $600 in cash from the 7-Eleven store located at 224-01 Merrick Blvd. in Laurelton at 3:14 a.m., then swiped $1,340 in cash from the Sunoco station located at 243-02 South Conduit Ave. in Rosedale at 4:35 a.m. on Sunday.

The pair have been linked to two armed gas station robberies in the 104th Precinct’s confines that occurred within 30 minutes of each other on the morning of Sept. 24. Law enforcement sources said they stole $500 in cash from the BP station located at 59-36 Maurice Ave. in Maspeth at 1:30 a.m. that morning, then headed over to the Mobil station located at 69-08 Eliot Ave. in Middle Village, removing $1,000 in cash at gunpoint.

Authorities further tied the pair to the Sept. 24 robbery of a Shell station located at 92-10 Astoria Blvd. in East Elmhurst at 5:20 a.m. on Sept. 24. The crooks displayed weapons and swiped $1,000 in cash.

Detectives obtained security camera footage of the suspects during the Ozone Park caper. One bandit was described as a black man wearing a white long-sleeved T-shirt, blue jeans, red sneakers and a short black wig. His cohort was also described as a black man who was last seen wearing a white Lacoste baseball hat, a blue long-sleeved shirt, blue jean shorts, black sneakers and a long black/red wig.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects’ whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.