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This man is wanted in connection with at least three South Queens robberies in June.
By Michael V. Cusenza
South Queens cops reached out to the public on Friday for help in identifying and locating a man wanted in connection with at least three vicious robberies that occurred in South Richmond Hill last month.
According to police reports, on Wednesday, June 6, around 10:40 p.m., the suspect punched a 50-year-old man in the face and stole his wallet in the vicinity of 134th Street and 107th Avenue.
In the second reported incident, on Friday, June 8, at approximately 11 p.m., the suspect socked a 56-year-old man in the face as he was standing in front of 104-60 121st St. and removed his wallet, which contained $200 in cash and 10 credit cards. The suspect fled southbound on 121st Street in a dark-colored, four-door Honda sedan with a yellow New York license plate, cops said.
And on Friday, June 19, around 11:30 p.m., the suspect punched a 51-year-old man in the back of the head, stole his cell phone, and an undetermined amount of cash in the vicinity of Liberty Avenue and 120th Street. Once again, the suspect fled the scene in a dark-colored, four-door Honda sedan with a yellow New York license plate – this time westbound on 107th Avenue.
The suspect is described as a black man, 25 to 35 years old, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10; last seen wearing a dark-colored baseball cap, a black hooded sweater, a white shirt, dark-colored sweatpants, and white sneakers.
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 NYPDCrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All correspondences are strictly confidential.
According to the latest available City Police Department year-to-date figures, robberies are down 28 percent in the 102nd Precinct compared to the same period in 2017.