Police on Thursday were asking the public to help them find the suspects in three robberies in Queens in recent weeks.
Parish Joshi says his Jackson Heights jewelry store was hit on Halloween. Police said the masked men got away with $200,000 worth of gold jewelry.
In each incident, the suspect entered the targeted location and pretended to buy something. When the employee opened the cash register, police said the suspect pulled out a black handgun and demanded cash before taking off, police said.
The most recent incident is believed to have taken place on September 18 at Everest Convenience on East 80th Street in Manhattan shortly before 10 p.m.
Police on Sunday were searching for a robber who is wanted in 14 broad daylight robberies in Brooklyn – many of them targeting victims 65 or older.
While there were a pair of instances where nothing was taken, police said the suspect has gotten away with mostly jewelry, money and electronics.
In each of the incidents, the suspect enters the establishment while displaying a firearm and removes cash and cartons of cigarettes before fleeing the scene.
The crook is armed with a sledgehammer and bashes through walls and ceilings of shops in the middle of renovation. Once inside, he simply takes what he wants.
All three robberies occurred within hours of each other on Tuesday and are believed to have been carried out by the same man and woman who were wearing somewhat distinctive clothing.
The suspect, Salvatore DellaCave, was taken into police custody at a car stop. Police said the arrest happened “without incident.”
The suspect is 6’1″, 220 pounds, white and wears a black Northface jacket. He’s suspected of four robberies, three of which took place in broad dayllight.