On the night of Wednesday, April 12, the gunman entered a Dunkin’ located at 94-05 Rockaway Blvd. just before 1 a.m. and allegedly pulled out a black handgun while demanding cash from the register. The cashier complied, handing over approximately $300, police said. The perpetrator fled on foot westbound on Rockaway Boulevard and there were no injuries resulting from the hold-up.
Investigators believe it is the same man who entered a Popeye’s restaurant at 94-00 Liberty Ave. on the night of Sunday, Feb. 25, at around 9 p.m., pulled out a black handgun and demanded money from the cashier who hesitated. The suspect jumped over the counter and removed nearly $900 in cash from the register. He ran off eastbound on Liberty Avenue away from Cross Bay Boulevard, police said. There were no injuries reported as a result of the robbery.
Police say the suspect is approximately 5 feet, 6 inches tall and was last seen wearing a black hoodie, black facemask, white sneakers and black sweatpants with white stripes.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.