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The NYPD has released this sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with a string of five armed robberies throughout South Ozone Park and Springfield Gardens.

The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating an individual wanted in connection to a string of gunpoint robberies in South Ozone Park and Springfield Gardens dating back to December 2015.

Officers from the 105th and 113th precincts reported five separate incidents where the suspect, often with an accomplice, approached his victims while they were seated in their vehicles. The crook would then display a firearm to his victims, demand cash and attempt to take their personal property, according to police.

Law enforcement agents said the first incident took place on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at approximately 7 p.m., in the vicinity of 144-25 153rd Ln.; the second incident happened on Sunday, Jan. 3, approximately just after noon within the vicinity of 135th Avenue and 142nd Street; the third took place on Monday, Jan. 4, at approximately 4:30 a.m. in the vicinity of 145-12 130th Ave.; the fourth incident took place on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at approximately 7 a.m. within the vicinity of 144-26 153rd Court; and the final incident happened on Saturday, Jan. 9, at approximately 12:15 p.m., in the vicinity of 144-02 135th Ave.

His victims include both males and females, between the ages of 32 and 64 years old.

The sketch provided is of the suspect from the last incident.

Anyone with information in connection to these robberies is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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