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Cops seek man in relation to robbing food carts

Police say a surveillance camera captured this image of a suspect wanted for allegedly robbing a food cart vendor near Queens Boulevard and 55th Road March 10, among a number of other incidents. Photo courtesy NYPD
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BOROUGHWIDE — The NYPD was asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for robbing food cart vendors earlier this month in Elmhurst and Rego Park, as well as in Astoria and Ozone Park.

Within the week spanning March 2 to 10, the suspect allegedly approached six food cart vendors along Queens near the Long Island Expressway with a gun, demanded money and fled.

The suspect, described as a 20-to-25-year-old white or Hispanic male weighing between 150 and 170 pounds and standing approximately 5 feet, 11 inches tall, allegedly did the same to a food vendor in South Ozone Park and one in Astoria.

He also allegedly robbed a livery cab driver in Elmhurst.

Anyone with information in regards to any of these robberies is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website at or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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