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Robber struck two stores in Corona: Police

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CORONA — Police were seeking a man suspected in the robberies of two commercial properties in Corona.

Authorities said that on Feb. 12 at 11:56 p.m., a man with a silver firearm entered the Papa John’s, at 43-04 National St. He demanded money, and when he did not get it at first, he shot a round into the wall, police said. When he received the money, he ran away, police said.

The next incident occurred Feb. 26 at 7:22 a.m., when the man went into the 7-Eleven, at 107-24 Corona Ave., pulled out a silver firearm, demanded cash and fled when he had it, police said.

The man is Hispanic, has dark skin, is in his mid-20s to early 30s and has a stocky build and a thin mustache, police said.

There were no injuries in either incident, police said.

Those with information should contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers by calling at 1-800-577-TIPS, visiting nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting 274637 and then entering TIP577.

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