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RICHMOND HILL — Police were on the lookout for a man suspected of being involved in five robberies in southern Queens at stops not far from the Van Wyck Expressway.
Authorities say the crimes took place in January and February and were committed by a black man in his 20s with a thin build standing about 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9. When committing robberies, he wore a hooded sweatshirt and a green, yellow and red bandana, police said. He also usually carries a silver, semi-automatic handgun, police said.
The man first struck Jan. 15 at 4:55 a.m., when he entered the JFK Inn, at 154-10 S. Conduit Ave. in Brookville, and demanded cash, police said. When he received money, he ran away and injured no one, police said.
Similar robberies occurred at the Giant Farmers Market, at 138-13 Queens Blvd. in Briarwood Jan. 22 at 5:25 a.m.; the Gulf Stadium Dunkin’ Donuts, at 133-40 150th St. in South Ozone Park Feb. 2 at 4 a.m.; the Gulf gas station, at 118-11 Atlantic Ave. in Richmond Hill Feb. 8 at 5:30 a.m.; and at 115-01 Liberty Ave. at 5:51 a.m.
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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