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Two delivery workers ripped off in the Queensbridge Houses on consecutive days: NYPD

Queensbridge Long Island City delivery workers ripped off
Cops are looking for these to suspects for allegedly robbing delivery workers at the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City during the July 4th weekend. (Courtesy of NYPD)

Two different delivery workers were robbed on consecutive days in the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City earlier this month, according to the NYPD.

Police from the 114th Precinct in Astoria are looking for two men who approached a 37-year-old man delivering food on the afternoon of Sunday, July 3, inside 41-09 Vernon Blvd. One of the suspects allegedly pulled out a knife and forcibly took the food, $90 in cash and the victim’s cellphone, police said.

The two suspects struck again the following evening, around 7 p.m. on Monday, July 4, inside of 41-07 Vernon Blvd. The two walked up to a 42-year-old delivery worker and one of them allegedly pulled out a blunt object and forcibly removed the food order, $55 in cash and the victim’s cellphone, police said.

The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspects on Tuesday. One of the men wore a dark hooded sweatshirt and white pants. The other suspect wore a yellow hooded sweatshirt with a black face covering and white pants. No injuries were reported as a result of the robberies.

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. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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