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.