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Armed robbery spree hits four sites in SE Queens: NYPD

Police are looking to identify two suspects who are wanted in connection with robberies at two gas stations, a laundromat and a grocery store in the course of two weeks in southeast Queens.
NYPD
By Naeisha Rose

Police were looking to identify two young men wanted in connection with robberies at two gas stations, a Laundromat and a grocery store in the course of two weeks in southeast Queens.

The suspects were described as two 20-year-old black men carrying black bookbags, according to police. The first individual was last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, a black-and-dark green jacket, black pants and brown boots. The second individual was last seen wearing a light gray hooded sweater, black pants, and white-and-black sneakers.

In an Oct. 24 incident, a man allegedly held up a gas station located at 108-46 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica with a gold firearm, demanding cash, and the clerk complied with his request , according to officers.

The following week one man allegedly acted as a lookout while another allegedly brandished a silver firearm, asked for cash and the clerk’s cell phone at the Key Clean Laundromat, located at 199-09 Jamaica Ave. in Hollis, according to authorities.

A third incident occurred Nov.7 at 12:50 a.m. at another gas station at 202-06 Hillside Ave. in Jamaica Estates, but this time the alleged gunman armed with a silver revolver jumped over the counter while he sought money, according to police.

Less than 18 hours later the two suspects allegedly robbed a grocery store located at 198-83 Jamaica Ave. in Hollis, according to police. Authorities were able to obtain photographs and surveillance footage of the suspects in this fourth incident and the NYPD wants help from the public if they spot or recognize them.

The men fled in each incident without hurting anyone during the armed robberies, but the amount of money stolen was not known, according to authorities.

The public can submit tips to www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

Reach reporter Naeisha Rose by e-mail at nrose@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

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