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Armed robber sought in series of holdups at businesses across south Queens: NYPD

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Police are on the lookout for an armed robber who has hit several businesses across south Queens since July. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

Police from the 102nd Precinct in Richmond Hill and the 106th Precinct in Ozone Park are on the lookout for an armed robber who has hit several businesses across south Queens since July.

The one-man crime spree began on the night of July 9, when the gunman entered a GameStop located at 91-10 Atlantic Ave. and showed he had a black firearm in his waistband while demanding money. The suspect grabbed around $1,000 from the cash register and fled northbound towards 90th Street on a bicycle, police said, adding there was no injury.

The robber returned to the same store on July 22 and entered after breaking the front door. Once inside, he removed approximately $2,000 worth of Xbox merchandise and fled on foot, police said.

The suspect returned to the store on July 25, through the boarded-up front door and removed just over $950 in merchandise, and fled on foot.

The robber moved over to the confines of the 106th Precinct on Aug. 4, when he entered a Dunkin’ located at 107-11 Rockaway Blvd. just after 10 p.m. Once inside, he brandished his handgun and demanded money. A store employee complied and the suspect ran off with around $1,500 in cash, according to authorities.

The next night the robber showed up at a Subway shop located at 105-12 Rockaway Blvd. and displayed his black firearm while demanding money. A store employee refused to comply and the gunman fled empty-handed, police said.

The sixth and final incident occurred on the night of Aug. 5, when he entered a Dunkin’ at 150-29 Cross Bay Blvd. and displayed his handgun while demanding money. He fled on foot northbound on Cross Bay Boulevard with $100 in cash.

On Sept. 16, the NYPD released surveillance video of the gunman as he robbed the Dunkin’ on Rockaway Boulevard in Ozone Park.

 

The suspect, believed to be in his 20s, is described as having a dark skin complexion with a light build and black hair. He was wearing a black face covering and head cover, a black T-shirt, black shorts, black socks, white sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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