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Suspect swiping checks from Queens mailboxes


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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A suspect has been raiding Queens mailboxes for checks, then cashing them in for larger amounts of money, according to police.

Cops said eight thefts have taken place around Yellowstone Boulevard or 108th Street between Dec. 29 and March 22.

After the checks were removed from the mailboxes, they were each altered to a larger sum of money and deposited into ATMs, officials said. The suspect or suspects then take the cash from the accounts.

Police have released a photo of a suspect taken from a Bank of America ATM taken at 248 East Fordham Rd.

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

 

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Police search for 2 Fresh Meadows robbery suspects


| brennison@queenscourier.com

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Police are searching for a man wanted for two robberies in Fresh Meadows.

The first robbery took place on Thursday, January 12 at approximately 10:20 p.m. when the suspect approached a 58-year-old man on 161st Street, punching the victim in the head, according to police.

The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money from the victim before fleeing on foot, police said.

The second incident occurred on 65th Avenue on Saturday, January 14.  The suspect, this time with an accomplice, approached an 86-year-old from behind, breaking his arm and stealing his wallet and two checks, according to police.

Police described the first suspect as a black male in his 20s, between 5-feet-8-inches tall and 5-feet-10-inches-tall with a mustache.

The second suspect is described as a as a heavyset black male in his 30s.

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 at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.