Police have arrested an alleged thief for holding up four Queens businesses this month — including three in the same day.
Jose Escobar, a 48-year-old Queens Village resident, has been charged with five counts of robbery in the crime spree that began on March 2, authorities said.
According to police, that afternoon Escobar held up the Baile Deli and Grocery at 222-15 Braddock Ave. in Bellerose, taking off with $1,000.
On Sunday, he allegedly pulled off three more armed robberies.
Escobar is accused of holding up a Bellerose Gulf Gas station, located at 239-15 Jamaica Ave., at about 10:35 a.m., getting away with about $75 in cash.
The same day, at about 1:15 p.m., he robbed a Bellerose convenience store, located at 236-11 Braddock Ave., police said. He took a drink and $1,500 in cash before fleeing.
Just 15 minutes later, he robbed Mogul Hardware in nearby Queens Village, authorities said. After entering the 212-44 91st Ave. store, Escobar allegedly took out his gun and demanded cash. He then grabbed $30 and fled on foot.