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Armed bandit targeting food cart vendors, police say


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An armed bandit has been targeting food carts throughout Queens, according to police.

Over the past two weeks, the suspect is wanted in connection with nine robberies in Elmhurst, Rego Park and Ozone Park, police said.

All the robberies have occurred between midnight and 5 a.m. with the suspect approaching the victims with a gun and demanding money. Eight of the victims have been of food cart vendors with the ninth being a livery cab driver.

The first three robberies took place on Friday, March 2. The suspect struck twice more on Monday, March 5 and four times on Saturday, March 10, according to authorities.

Police described the suspect as a white or Hispanic male between 20-25 years old, 5-feet-10-inches tall, 150-170 pounds.

Anyone with information in regards to any 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. All calls are confidential.