Queens robber hits victims with gun, steals cash

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Photo courtesy of NYPD
Photo courtesy of NYPD

This suspect is wanted for robbing two St. Albans stores.

Authorities are looking for a man wanted in two recent St. Albans robberies.

In both incidents, the suspect hit a store employee in the head with a gun, demanded money, then fled with the cash.

According to police, he first struck a bodega located at 114-01 Colfax Street, around 1:40 p.m. on Saturday March 9.

A couple days later, on March a 11, he robbed a deli at 205-19 Hollis Avenue at about 7:45 p.m.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s and 5’8” tall.

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