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Police make arrests in interboro crime spree

ASTORIA — Three Queens men and another from Brooklyn were arrested last Thursday in Astoria for allegedly robbing 15 convenience stores and bodegas in Queens and Brooklyn from June 14 to July 12, police said.

Willie Winston, 30, of 210 27th Ave. in Astoria; Adam Lamont, 33, of 27-10 Sixth St. in Astoria; Joshua Walter, 20, of 150-04 Centerville St. in Ozone Park; and James Young, 29, of 851 Broadway in Brooklyn, were charged with robbery and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

The four men were arrested after police officers with the Patrol Borough Queens North Auto Larceny Unit conducted a car stop at around 1:30 a.m. last Thursday near 30th Avenue and 31st Street in Astoria, police said.

One of the suspects fled the Chevy Astro van the men were riding in and was caught after a short foot pursuit, police said.

The van and the four men were taken to the Queens Robbery Squad, police said, where line-ups were conducted and the suspects were arrested.

In the 15 robberies, police said the suspects entered the locations, armed with a gun, and took cash from the register. Authorities said no victims were injured in the robberies.

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