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Robber hit Subway and Howard Johnson: Cops (WITH VIDEO)

Police released surveillance images from the robberies at a Howard Johnson hotel in South Jamaica (above) and a Subway restaurant in Rosedale. Images courtesy NYPD
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SOUTH JAMAICA — Police released images of a suspect wanted in connection with two commercial robberies along Rockaway Boulevard.

On July 9 at about 10:15 p.m., the suspect entered a Howard Johnson hotel, located at 153-95 Rockaway Blvd. in South Jamaica, police said. The man displayed a firearm and demanded cash, according to the NYPD.

The suspect then went behind the front counter and grabbed the loot before fleeing, police said.

The next day at around 11:45 p.m., the same suspect entered a Subway restaurant, located at 252-18 Rockaway Blvd. Rosedale, and again flashed a gun before demanding money, grabbing it from behind a counter and fleeing, the NYPD said.

The suspect is described as being a black man, between 27 and 30 years old, between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-9 and weighing between 130 and 150 pounds.

There were no injuries sustained as a result of the incidents, police said.

Anyone with information on the incidents was asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hot line at 1-800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website at or texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.


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