Masked bandits in armed robbery pattern hit two more Queens businesses this week: cops

The bandits responsible for four recent stickups of Queens businesses, including the Bowne Park Deli in Flushing.
Photo via Google Maps/Insets courtesy of NYPD

The masked duo responsible for several recent stickups at Queens businesses struck twice more in Flushing and Woodside this week, police reported.

Law enforcement sources said one half of the robbery tag-team visited the Pizza Hut located at 51-02 Northern Blvd. in Woodside at 9:50 p.m. on Jan. 15. The perpetrator — described as a light-skinned male standing between 5 foot 8 inches and 5 foot 10 inches tall and wearing a blue Tyvek coverall suit, blue gloves and a white mask — displayed a firearm and removed $160 in cash.

Authorities said the crook then fled the scene inside a silver, four-door Honda Accord.

Four nights later, police said, the same bandit, along with a partner-in-crime, paid a visit to the Bowne Park Deli located at 150-09 Bayside Ave. in Flushing at 7:15 p.m. on Jan. 18.

The armed crook — this time wearing a white striped shirt, blue gloves and a black mask over his face while brandishing a firearm — walked in with the second suspect, described as a black man wearing all-black clothing, a white mask and blue gloves. They removed $2,000 from the register and were seen fleeing in the same silver, four-door Honda Accord sedan.

Police connected the duo to two previous robberies in Queens: the Dec. 17, 2017 holdup at a 7-Eleven on Northern Boulevard in Woodside and the Jan. 4 stickup at a BP gas station on Francis Lewis Boulevard in Flushing. During the Jan. 4 caper, one of the suspects was seen wearing a Santa Claus hat and beard.

Surveillance footage shows the suspects robbing the 7-Eleven store in Woodside.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects’ whereabouts can 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.

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