Suspect sought in five Queens, Manhattan store robberies

By Queens Courier Staff | |

Photos courtesy of NYPD
Photos courtesy of NYPD

This suspect is wanted in five store robberies in Queens and Manhattan.

Cops are looking for a man wanted in a string of store robberies in Queens and Manhattan.

During each incident, the suspect enters the business, simulates a firearm inside a black plastic bag and demands cash, according to police.

The first robbery occurred on Tuesday, August 6, at approximately 7 p.m. at a Metro PCS, located at 61-01 Woodside Avenue. The suspect also hit another Queens business, Pasticceria Amore, at 107-06 71st Road, on Friday, August 9, around 9:40 p.m.

The other three incidents occurred in Manhattan over the last week. Police have released photos of the suspect from one of those robberies, which occurred on Thursday, August 8 at about 2 a.m. at the OK Market on Madison Avenue near East 92nd Street.

Authorities said the suspect was wearing a black Oakland Raiders baseball cap, black shirt and sunglasses during all of the robberies. He is described as having a scar on the right side of his face and tattoos with lettering on his right and left arms.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.