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Crook wanted for armed robbery in East Elmhurst tied to 3 more heists at Queens gas stations: NYPD

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A man who held up a Sunoco Gas Station in East Elmhurst last month is also wanted in connection to three additional robberies in Queens, police said.

Law enforcement sources said the suspect, who took $30 in cash from the station in February, robbed three other gas stations within a span of two days this week.

On March 5, at approximately 3:00 p.m., a 43-year-old male employee was pumping gas for the suspect at a Gulf Gas Station at 111-06 Van Wyck Expressway in South Ozone Park. The suspect got out of his car, displayed a gun and demanded money. The employee gave him $40 in cash and the suspect fled the scene.

On the same day, at approximately 11:20 p.m. the suspect entered a Gulf Gas Station at 153-28 Rockaway Boulevard in Jamaica. He approached a 64-year-old male employee, took out a gun and demanded money. The suspect took $350 in cash from the register, the employee’s cell phone and $100 from him.

On March 6, the suspect followed a 54-year-old male employee into his kiosk at a Long Island City gas station at 50-35 Northern Blvd. He again displayed a firearm and demanded money. He took $300 from the cash register and fled the scene.

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Each time the suspect fled in a dark colored sedan. Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic male, approximately 5 feet, 9 inches and 170 pounds.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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