NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say the man armed with a box cutter who has been robbing grocery stores in Queens has done it again.
The first incident happened on April 7 inside a store on Corona Avenue near 92nd Street in Elmhurst.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting Suspect Farrakhan Muhammad Taken Into Custody Near Jacksonville, Florida
Police said the suspect walked up to a 31-year-old man working behind the counter, displayed a box cutter and demanded cash. He made off with approximately $1,000.
Then on April 10, he allegedly held up another store on 74th Street near Woodside Avenue. He got away with $760 dollars.READ MORE: New York City Council Passes Bill Requiring Department Of Education To Develop Food Waste Prevention Plan
Two days later, police said he targeted a third store on Astoria Boulevard near Humphreys Street. He fled with $1,200 and lock boxes.
The most recent incident happened Friday just after midnight at a deli at Roosevelt Avenue near 68th Street. This time, he slashed the hands of the store clerk. He got away with $600.MORE NEWS: New York Rep. Elise Stefanik Likely To Replace Ousted Rep. Liz Cheney As House Republican Conference Chair
Anyone with information about the crime spree is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.