2016-11-09 / Front Page

Man Wanted In Five Gunpoint Robberies

By Liz Goff
Police are searching for a brazen gunman who pulled off five armed robberies on October 31, at businesses in Woodside and Jackson Heights.

Cops said the gunman accosted 68-year-old employee at a Laundromat at 55-02 Roosevelt Avenue at about 5 a.m. on October 31 and demanded cash. The victim handed over $50 to the suspect who then ran from the store, police said.
The same suspect struck again moments later, when he approached an employee at the Woodside 52 Deli at 41-54 52nd Street at gunpoint and demanded cash. The victim told police the gunman fled with approximately $60.
The gunman struck again at about 5:28 a.m., at Robin Grocery and News at 63-37 39th Avenue in Woodside, where he flashed the weapon and demanded cash from a 29-year-old employee.
The victim complied and the gunman made off with approximately $500, police said.
The same suspect pulled a gun on a clerk at DBA Grocery at 80-02 Roosevelt Avenue at about 6 a.m. on October 31 and demanded cash, police said.
When the victim refused to comply, the gunman grabbed several packs of chewing gum from a display and ran from the store, police said.
The same suspect struck again at about 6:38 a.m. at “84 News” at 84-30 Roosevelt Avenue, where he pulled the gun on a 50-year-old employee and made off with approximately $50 cash, police said.
The gunman is described as a Hispanic male with glasses. He was wearing blue jeans and a green, hooded snorkel jacket at the time of the holdups.
Police are urging anyone with information to call the CrimeStoppers HOTLINE at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on  HYPERLINK "http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com" www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.


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