NYPD: Pair Armed And Target Businesses On East Side, In Western Queens

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is asking the public for help in tracking down a pair of suspects wanted in connection with a series of robberies in Queens and Manhattan.

The pattern of crimes began on May 11, just after 7 p.m. at Woodside Wine and Liquors, on Woodside Avenue. Subsequent robberies occurred on 2nd Avenue and York Avenue along Manhattan’s East Side and in Queens at gas stations, liquor stores, and convenience stores, police said.

The most recent incident took place at the M&N deli Grocery on Atlantic Avenue in Queens.

Other incidents are listed below:

May 15,  at 7:45 p.m. Shorna Variety and Grocery on Woodside Avenue in Queens.

May 23, at 4:50 p.m. York Food and Convenience on York Avenue in Manhattan.

June 7, 7:35 p.m. Desai Convenience Store on 43rd Avenue in Queens.

June 10, at 11:10 a.m. Gulf Gas Station on the Harding Expressway in Queens.

June 13, 7:52 p.m. the Beverage Depot on Northern Boulevard in Queens.

June 17, 11:23 p.m. Hi-Fi News And Grocery on 2nd Avenue in Manhattan.

July 21, 7:04 p.m. Orlando News on York Avenue in Manhattan.

The suspects, who have been armed with a gun, enter the businesses and demand money. No injuries have been reported. The suspects have been described as a pair of Hispanic males, each about 6-foot and weighing between 180 and 200 pounds. One suspect has a tattoo on his left forearm.

Anybody with information regarding these robberies is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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