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Police looking for masked gunman in months-long robbery spree across southeast Queens

Police in numerous precincts across southeast Queens are looking for a suspect in a one-man robbery spree, often using a handgun. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

The NYPD is searching for a gunman behind multiple robberies across southeast Queens beginning in June, with the latest incident occurring on Monday, Aug. 16.

At around 2 p.m. on Aug. 16, police say the man they are looking for entered a store located at 21-01 Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway and “simulated a firearm” before taking three cell phones, and $800. No injuries were reported.

Back in June, the man displayed a real handgun in a store at 163-33 Jamaica Ave. where he took $300 in cash before fleeing, police said.

The assailant struck multiple times at stores located in several police precincts across southeast Queens during July and August, often showing a handgun and making off with large amounts of cash and cell phones, but no injuries were reported in each of the eight robberies.

The NYPD released several photos of the man that were captured by surveillance cameras in several of the establishments. In the clearest images, he was wearing a green Yankees cap and in another he wore a T-shirt with Brooky spelled out across the chest. In each robbery he was wearing a mask.

Police in numerous precincts across southeast Queens are looking for a suspect in a one-man robbery spree, often using a handgun. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

The suspect was also captured several times on surveillance video calmly selecting cell phones in several stores before leaving with property and cash each time, while walking away as if he were a casual shopper.

No arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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