Suspects wanted in connection with two gas station robberies in Queens [Watch Video]


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Police are looking for two suspects wanted in connection for two recent robberies of gas stations in Queens.

Both robberies occurred on Saturday, November 19 within a half an hour of each other.  The first incident took place in the Mobile Gas Station located at 96-27 Queens Boulevard at 7:20 p.m.  The suspects, armed with semi-automatic handguns, entered the gas station and demanded money, leaving with approximately $1,000 and personal property from two employees and a customer, according to police.

The second incident occurred at 7:50 p.m. at the Gulf Gas Station located at 138-19 Hillside Avenue.  The suspects brought a bottle of soda to the cash register and when the register opened drew their weapons and took approximately $1,500, police said.  They fled on eastbound service road of the Van Wyck Expressway.

The suspects are described as black males between 20-25 years of age.

Anyone with information in regards to either of these robberies is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.