Man Allegedly Robs Three Hillside Avenue Stores at Gunpoint in Queens
QUEENS — A man wanted for a pair of armed robberies on Hillside Avenue in Queens allegedly held-up a gas station on the same street at gunpoint Sunday night, June 3, the NYPD reported.
In each incident, the suspect entered a store, brandished a black handgun, demanded money, then fled with an undetermined amount of cash, police said. No one was reported injured in any of the robberies.
The latest heist occurred at about 10 p.m. at a gas station at 241-14 Hillside Ave. in Floral Park, police said. The other two robberies took place May 21 at a gas station at 262-12 Hillside Ave. in Floral Park, and May 18 at a Dunkin' Donuts at 202-09 Hillside Ave. in Hollis.
Police released surveillance video of the May 21 robbery. It shows the suspect, who is wearing a dark winter hat, zip-up hooded sweatshirt and gloves, approaching the counter, drawing a black pistol and pointing it at the attendant.
The suspect appeared to be in his 30s, police said.
Anyone with information about the robberies or the suspect is asked to call the NYPD's Crime stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477). Members of the public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to CRIMES (274637), then entering TIP577.