Police from the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights and the 109th Precinct in Flushing are looking for a group of people in connection with several grand larcenies over the last three months.
The first incident occurred on Thursday, May 19, at around 11 a.m., when two men and a woman entered a restaurant located at 37-12 Junction Blvd. in Corona and approached a woman who was sitting at a table. One of the suspects said she had dropped money on the floor and as she bent down to pick it up, another suspect removed approximately $20,000 belonging to a 54-year-old man who was in the bathroom, police said.
The three suspects fled southbound on Junction Boulevard and there were no injuries, according to the NYPD.
The following month, on Thursday, June 23, at around 5 p.m., a 46-year-old woman entered a restaurant at 136-20 Roosevelt Ave. in Flushing and placed her bag on the counter. A short time later, three men and another woman also entered the restaurant and removed the bag containing approximately $14,200 without the victim noticing, police said. The suspects fled the restaurant in an unknown direction and there were no injuries reported, police said.
The suspects struck in Flushing again on Wednesday, July 6, at around 2 p.m., when a 69-year-old woman entered a medical office on 38th Avenue after withdrawing money from a nearby TD Bank. A short time after placing the bag next to her chair, two men and a woman entered the medical office and removed around $5,500 in cash from the woman’s bag when she stood up to throw out some trash, police said.
The suspects fled in an unknown direction, police said, adding that there were no injuries reported as a result of the incident.
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.