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Man robs five stores at gunpoint in Woodside and Jackson Heights Monday

Deli robbed

Deli robbed

Nov. 2, 2016 Staff Report

Police are searching for a man who allegedly committed five armed robberies in Woodside and Jackson Heights within two hours on Monday.

According to the report, at 4:56 a.m. the suspect approached a 68-year-old employee with a handgun inside a Laundromat at 55-02 Roosevelt Avenue. He demanded money and the employee gave him about $50.

Around 4:57 a.m. the suspect did the same thing at the Woodside 52 Deli Grocery at 41-54 52 Street, approaching the 54-year-old employee with a gun and demanding money. The employee gave him about $60.

About half an hour later at 5:28 a.m. the suspect repeated the pattern at Robin Grocery and News at 63-37 39 Avenue, displaying a gun and demanding money from the 29-year-old employee, this time getting away with about $500.

Suspect (NYPD)

Suspect (NYPD)

The suspect then moved from Woodside to Jackson Heights, robbing DBA Grocery at 80-02 Roosevelt Avenue around 6:05 a.m. He approached the employee with a gun and demanded money, and when the employee refused, the suspect took several packs of gum and left.

The final location the suspect hit was 84 News at 84-30 Roosevelt Avenue around 6:38 a.m. in the same way as the previous robberies. He approached a 50-year-old employee with a gun and demanded money, and the employee handed over about $50.

The suspect is described as Hispanic male with glasses and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a green snorkel jacket.

Police have released a photograph of the suspect and anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).


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He has not been arrested , it goes to show how much the police care, the sunnyside post has all his information, yet no arrest

I squeal

The perps name address and phone number has been published in the Sunnyside Post comment field below the article about the robberies.

JB Junior

How vulnerable all of us who work during the night shift are everywhere. How crazy is to be working and face such violent situation. Let’s all pray and ask God’s protection against all the bad that surrounds us!

Joe at the Berkley

Don’t point out the perp is Hispanic or that idiot Daisy will accuse you of being racist.

Willard A Kramer

maybe police can release a photo of themselves actually doing their jobs and doing foot patrols for ALL businesses on Roosevelt.


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