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Wig-wearing thieves knock off three gas station starting in Middle Village: NYPD

Wig-wearing thieves knock off three gas station starting in Middle Village: NYPD
Police are looking for two armed men who who wore wigs while knocking off three gas stations in a single morning last week.
NYPD
By Bill Parry

The NYPD is searching for two armed men who allegedly robbed three gas stations in three Queens neighborhoods in the same morning last week. The two suspects entered a BP service station at 59-36 Maurice Ave. in Middle Village just after 1:30 a.m. Sept. 24 and displayed a small firearm to the employee inside before making off with $500 in cash, police said.

Less than half an hour later, the two entered a Mobil gas station located at 69-08 Eliot Ave. in Maspeth and once again showed the weapon to an employee before fleeing with $1,000 in cash, according to the NYPD. At 5:20 a.m. the duo appeared at a Shell station at 92-10 Astoria Blvd., in East Elmhurst, flashed the weapon again and made off with $1,000 in cash, police said.

The two black men wore wigs during the heists, police said. One was wearing a white long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans, red sneakers and a short black wig, while the other was wearing a white Lacoste baseball cap, a blue long-sleeved shirt, blue jean shorts, black sneakers and a long black or red wig, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at bparr[email protected]local.com or by phone at (718) 260–4538.

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