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Knife-carrying men rob four stores
BY EMILY DAVENPORT
Detectives are looking for three
men connected to a series of
knifepoint robberies at stores
across Maspeth, Middle Village and
Ridgewood in recent weeks.
Police said that the incidents follow
the same pattern as a recent robbery
at a Maspeth cellphone store. At this
time, law enforcement sources said,
it’s not clear if the suspects are working
together on the robberies.
According to authorities, at 10:25 p.m.
on June 27, an unknown man entered
Beach Bum Tanning, located at 62-06
Fresh Pond Rd. in Middle Village. He
approached the front desk, pulled out
a knife and demanded cash.
Law enforcement sources said the
cashier complied, handing over $300
in cash. The suspect the fl ed the scene
to parts unknown.
Cops described the suspect as a 45-
year-old white man standing 6 feet tall
and weighing 170 pounds. He was last
seen wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt,
dark-colored shorts, grey sneakers and
a white hat.
The next incident took place at
12:41 p.m. on June 28. That day, a
diff erent suspect entered a Metro PCS
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store, located at 71-05 Grand Ave. in
Maspeth, holding a knife in his right
hand and demanded cash from the
register. The cashier complied, handing
over $300 in cash, and the suspect fl ed
the scene eastbound on Grand Avenue.
Police described this suspect as
a 30-year-old white man with black
hair, standing 5 feet, 8 inches tall and
weighing 190 pounds. He was last seen
wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans
grey sneakers, a Yankees hat and
Finally, at 8:25 p.m. on June 28,
another unknown man walked into O &
A Hair Salon, located at 69-06 Fresh Pond
Rd. in Ridgewood, displayed a knife and
demanded cash. The cashier complied
and handed over an undetermined
amount of cash. The suspect then fl ed
the scene in a blue Hyundai with New
Jersey license plates.
The NYPD described the perpetrator
as a Hispanic man in his 40s with black
hair, standing 5 feet tall and weighing
190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a
light blue shirt, dark-colored shorts and
There were no injuries reported as a
result of these incidents.
Anyone with information in regard
to the identity of these individuals is
asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers
Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for
Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). All calls
are kept confi dential.