They allegedly wore masks and brandished handguns and knives. On Monday, charges were levied in a string of violent armed robberies on Long Island. Homeowners and store owners said there is relief now that five people have been put behind bars.
Many in Jamaica Estates were stunned by the brazen string of crimes in which the female victims — in their 50′s and 60′s — were pushed into cars, and in one case into a trunk.
The string of robberies has taken place all on East 170 Street, where the suspect has robbed four commercial establishments in three months, according to police.
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