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Police looking for Queens, Brooklyn commercial robbery suspects


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The NYPD is trying to find several suspects wanted for three gunpoint robberies and one attempted robbery in Queens and Brooklyn.

In each incident, the suspects gained entry into the business, displayed firearms and demanded money, according to police.

On March 1 and March 8 they stole cash from two Brooklyn businesses—Caribbean Air Mail located at 7915 Flatlands Avenue, and Faith Variety Store, located at 1586 Rockaway Parkway.

They also robbed a Caribbean Air Mail in Queens, at 221-15 Linden Boulevard on March 6.

On Friday, March 15, the suspects hit another business in the borough, Caribbean Vision, located at 218-83 Hempstead Avenue, but fled without taking anything.

There were no reported injuries in any of these incidents.

Both suspects are described as black males in their 20s.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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