Three commercial robberies in two days at the end of last week have the 106 precinct again stepping up their patrol against the plague of thieves that continue to infiltrate the precinct.
Two of the incidents were in Ozone Park with the third in South Ozone Park.
Police are currently investigating all three incidents and have not determined definitively, as of yet, if they are connected.
The first incident took place last Saturday around 3:30 p.m., when three male blacks were observed by a security guard inside Marshall’s Department store at 92-10 Rockaway Boulevard, putting items under their jackets. When the guard approached them, one of the men revealed a silver gun in his waistband. The guard, who said all three suspects appeared to be in their early twenties, backed off when the gun was shown and the men fled on foot in an unknown direction.
The following day around 11:30 P.M. police were flagged down at 89-20 Sutter Avenue by the owner a small grocery store who told police that three masked men had entered the store, displayed a black gun and subsequently took all the cash from his register in addition to personal items from him, including his phone, a watch and some papers. They then fled in a southbound direction from the store.
A little more than ten minutes later, 3 men, also wearing masks entered a bodega at 119-20 Rockaway Boulevard wearing masks. They displayed what was described as a black and silver gun removed all the cash from the register and fled the store on foot east bound on Rockaway Boulevard.
Police are asking anyone with information to call the 106th precinct at 718-845-2211.
By Patricia Adams