Cops are searching for a pair of clowns who robbed a South Ozone Park pharmacy at gunpoint early Tuesday morning and are said to be connected to two additional pharmacy robberies.
According to police, at 5:35 a.m. on May 22, two unknown men clad in clown masks entered the Walgreens located at 119-02 Rockaway Blvd. Once inside, the suspects drew a firearm and made all of the employees to lie on the floor.
The suspects then removed prescription medications from the pharmacy. The NY Post reported that they took two duffel bags filled with morphine, Percocet, Adderall, Oxycodone and other drugs.
The suspects then fled the location in a black BMW, which was operated by an unknown getaway driver, with two black duffel bags. One duffel bag was later discarded from the vehicle.
Officers from the 106th Precinct responded to the scene; there were no injuries.
Authorities believe that the suspects in this robbery are connected to two other south Queens robberies. At 4:55 a.m. on March 7, two unidentified men entered the same South Ozone Park Walgreens, displayed black firearms and forced the employees to the back of the store. They then took an undetermined amount of prescription pills before fleeing the location.
Days later on March 11, the same suspects entered a CVS, located at 219-39 89th Ave., at 5 a.m. and displayed firearms. After they forced the employees to the back of the store, the suspects took a number of pharmaceuticals before fleeing the scene on foot.
Police released the following photos after the robberies described above:
The two thieves are described as Hispanic men, one standing 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds and the other standing 5 feet, 6 inches and weighing 120 pounds. There is no description of the getaway driver at this time.
No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.
This story was updated on May 23 at 9:15 a.m.