Offer $2G Reward For Break-In Bandits
Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate two brazen burglars sought in connection with five commercial break-ins in Fresh Meadows.
Cops said the bandits swiped cash from a Checkers fast food restaurant on Parsons Boulevard on August 14 and September 14. The pair also stole a 2002 Ford Van in the September 14 burglary that was later recovered.
The same suspects broke into an Associated Supermarket on Aguilar Avenue on September 25, but fled empty-handed. However, they absconded with an undisclosed amount of cash stolen from the Sandwich Café at 62-65 Parsons Blvd. on October 9, police said.
The bandits last struck at 3 a.m. on October 11 when they swiped an undisclosed amount of cash from a register at Zolitas Bakery at 79-34 Parsons Boulevard.
The first suspect is described as a black male, 25-30 years old, 5-feet, 7-inches tall, with a slim build and short, dark hair.
The second suspect is described as a black male, 25-30 years old, 5-feet, 6-inches tall and approximately 160 pounds, with black hair.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or click www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
The hotline is offering a $2,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.
Hunt Armed Robbery Suspect
Police in Bayside are searching for an armed, masked suspect in connection with an October 1 holdup at a Dunkin’ Donuts shop. Investigators believe the same suspect may be responsible for similar heists on September 29 at two area gas stations.
Cops said the suspect walked into the Dunkin’ Donuts shop at 219-02 Horace Harding Expressway at about 6:30 a.m. on October 1, where he held an employee at gunpoint and ordered him to put cash in a black plastic bag. The terrified worker complied and the bandit fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect is described as a white male, wearing a blue, hooded sweatshirt and a half-mask on his face.
Eyewitnesses in each of the gas station robberies gave police an almost identical description of the suspect and said the thief demanded that the cash be placed in a black plastic bag.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com. The hotline is offering a $2,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.
Police in Corona arrested a 33-year-old Queens man on October 6 after he allegedly abducted his 2-year-old daughter following a custody dispute with the child’s mother.
Cops said the mother left the little girl with her father, Mario Minaya, on the morning of October 6 and headed for her job.
The mother received a phone call from Minaya at about 11 a.m. that day, in which he threatened she would never see him – or the child again, police said.
The mother alerted police, who issued an immediate Amber Alert for the child.
Police located Minaya and the child at an undisclosed location later that day.
Minaya was charged with custodial interference and endangering the welfare of a child at his arraignment at Queens Criminal Court.
The child was taken to a local hospital for a checkup and returned, unharmed, to her mother’s custody.