Trio behind armed heist at Jamaica store tied to two more bodega robberies in Queens

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Photos courtesy of the NYPD

Police are looking for three men who are connected to a series of bodega robberies that took place throughout Queens last month.

The first incident took place on Jan. 2. At 8:38 p.m., three unknown men entered El Riconsito Catracho Grocery, located at 90-45 148th St. Once inside, the suspects displayed a firearm and took money from the register.

The suspects then fled the scene on 148th Street with approximately $1,200.

The second incident took place at 8:35 p.m. on Jan. 8. The three crooks entered the Richmond Hill Delicatessen, located at 123-07 Jamaica Ave. Once inside, they pulled out firearms and took an unknown amount of money from the register.

The bandits then fled the scene in a silver four-door SUV with New York license plates.

The third incident took place on Jan. 12 at 7:35 p.m. That evening, the perpetrators went to a deli located at 126-09 Jamaica Ave. in Richmond Hill, pulled out firearms and took money from the register. The suspects then fled the scene with an unknown amount of cash.

Police described the bandits as Hispanic males and released video of them, as well as the getaway car, from the second incident:

Anyone with information regarding the robberies or 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.

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