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Police believe that these two men are responsible for two recent gunpoint robberies in South Richmond Hill.
By Michael V. Cusenza
South Queens cops on Tuesday reached out to the public for help in identifying two men wanted in connection with a pair of armed robberies last month in South Richmond Hill.
According to police reports, on Sunday, Aug. 19, around 10:25 p.m., the two suspects approached a 49-year-old man near the corner of 120th Street and 103rd Avenue when one of them pulled out a gun and demanded his property. The men removed his wallet and cell phone and fled the location on foot in an unknown direction. No injuries were reported, cops said.
Approximately 25 minutes later, the same two suspects approached two teen boys who were standing in front of a home on 122nd Street near 107th Avenue, displayed a firearm and demanded the victim’s property. The males removed each of their cell phones and fled the location on foot in an unknown direction. No injuries were reported.
The perpetrators are described as:
Suspect 1: a black man in his 20s, slim build, last seen wearing a black shirt and orange pants.
Suspect 2: a black man in his 20s, last seen wearinga burgundy sweatshirt and jean shorts.
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.
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