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Suspect sought in in two armed robberies of bodegas in SE Queens

Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly robbed two delis in southeast Queens at gunpoint. Images courtesy NYPD
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HOLLIS — Police were asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect wanted in connection to two robberies in southeast Queens.

According to the NYPD, an armed suspect walked into a bodega, at 114-01 Colfax St., at about 1:40 p.m. March 9 hit a deli employee in the head and demanded money.

The suspect then fled with an unknown amount of money, police said.

The NYPD said a second incident happened March 11 around 7:45 p.m. when the suspect, armed with a gun, entered the deli, at 205-19 Hollis Ave., struck an employee in the head with his gun and demanded money. The suspect then left with an unknown amount of money, police said.

The suspect is described as a black man in his 20s, standing about 5-foot-8.

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public could also submit their tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by sending tips via text message to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

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