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Suspect Armed With Box Cutter Robbed Three Bodegas in Northwest Queens: NYPD

April 15, 2021 By Allie Griffin

Police are looking for a man involved in at least three robberies at bodegas in northwest Queens this month.

The suspect brandished a box cutter in all three incidents and stole a total of nearly $3,000 from the stores.

He first hit NY China Market, an Elmhurst bodega/ convenience store located at 91-24 Corona Ave., on Wednesday, April 7 at 9:30 p.m. He approached a 31-year-old male employee with a box cutter and demanded money. He ran off with approximately $1,000, police said.

Days later, on Saturday, April 10, the same man allegedly walked into a bodega called New Woodside Grocery, located at 41-70 74th St. in Elmhurst, around 10 p.m. He brandished a box cutter and demanded money from a 37-year-old male employee, police said. He forcibly took $760 from the victim and fled.

Then on Monday, April 12, the suspect walked behind the counter of a bodega at 103-01 Astoria Blvd. in East Elmhurst at around 9:15 p.m. He threatened a 25-year-old female employee with a box cutter and forcibly removed about $1,200 and lock boxes from the store before running off, police said.

None of the employees were injured in the three incidents, police said.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspect is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Suspect and the bodega he allegedly robbed in East Elmhurst Monday (NYPD/ Google Maps)

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