Cops Search for Knife-Wielding Robbery Suspect

Cops Search for Knife-Wielding Robbery Suspect

PHOTO: Police said that this man struck three times in Queens in May, including robbing the Dunkin Donuts on Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach. Courtesy of NYPD

By Michael V. Cusenza

Police have asked for the public’s help in locating and identifying a man they believe is responsible for three armed commercial robberies in three borough precincts last month.

Most recently, on May 25, around 11:55 p.m., the suspect entered the Dunkin Donuts on Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach, proceeded to display a knife, and removed the cash register drawer which contained $776 in cash, cops said.

Just two days before that incident, the man entered a Dunkin Donuts on 45th Avenue in Flushing around 11:30 p.m., threatened an employee with a knife and demanded that that employee pop open two cash registers. Cops said the victim complied, and the suspect fled the scene with approximately $600 in cash.

And on Wednesday, May 11, around 9:50 p.m., police said the suspect walked into a Carvel on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills, and displayed a knife to the employee inside the ice cream shop. He ordered the employee to open the cash register, and then fled the scene with the register till, which contained $500 in cash.

The suspect is described as a black man, approximately 5-foot-9, with a medium build; last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and black boots.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, (888) 57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit info by logging onto or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All correspondences are strictly confidential.


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