Armed Robber Target Three Queens Laundromats in Three Days
QUEENS — A man in his 20s robbed three laundromats at gunpoint in three days this week in Corona and East Elmhurst, the NYPD said.
The robberies were reported Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at 94-23 Astoria Blvd., Monday at 2:55 a.m. at 37-24 103rd St., and Tuesday at 6:15 a.m. at 101-02 37th Ave., police said.
In all but the first incident, the suspect entered a laundromat, showed a gun and demanded money from a store employee, then fled with an undetermined amount of cash, police said.
In the first robbery, the suspect claimed to have a gun, but did not show it.
No one was reported injured in any of the robberies.
Surveillance video from Monday's robbery shows the suspect entering the 103rd Street laundromat and, as he approaches the counter, apparently bringing a hand up to his right pocket or belt loop. He is wearing a brown T-shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information about the robberies or the suspect is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477).