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The gun-toting, wig-wearing men have engineered a two-man crime spree across Queens.
By Michael V. Cusenza
The wig-wearing duo responsible for three gas station robberies this weekend also knocked over three other borough service spots a week earlier, investigators said.
On Saturday night, the suspects walked into the Dunkin’ Donuts shop located at the Speedway station on Cross Bay Boulevard in Ozone Park, pulled out handguns and demanded a cashier fork over money. They made off with $50 after one of the suspects punched the employee in the face.
According to police reports, early Sunday morning, the men robbed two more stations within 90 minutes. The crooks plundered $600 from a Laurelton establishment and another $1,340 in cash from a Rosedale service station.
Police said the same gun-toting suspects are responsible for three robberies last Sunday, Sept. 24.
At approximately 1:35 a.m., the men entered the BP gas station on Maurice Avenue in Maspeth, displayed a small firearm to the employee inside, removed approximately $500 in cash and fled.
Just 25 minutes later, around 2 a.m., the suspects entered the Mobil station on Eliot Avenue in Middle Village, displayed a firearm to the employees inside, removed approximately $1,000 in cash and fled.
And at approximately 5:20 a.m., the men walked into the Shell gas station on Astoria Boulevard in East Elmhurst, displayed a gun to the employee inside, removed approximately $1,000 in cash and fled in an unknown direction.
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