NEW YORK CITY — Two armed men held up at least nine shops in Queens and Manhattan during a three-month period, cops said.
The thieves pointed guns at clerks at shops in Astoria, Woodhaven and Yorkville between May 11 and July 21 and ran off with their cash, according to the NYPD.
The latest two stick-ups happened two hours apart on July 21, police said. The two men first robbed the Upper East Side's Orlando News, at 1364 York Ave., about 7 p.m., cops said.
They then headed to Woodhaven and robbed M&N Deli Grocery, 96-27 Atlantic Ave., about 9:30 p.m., cops said.
The suspects, who are about 6 feet tall and between 180 and 200 pounds, began their robbery spree on May 11 when they robbed Woodside Liquors and Wines about 7 p.m., cops said.
Then over the next three months, they robbed bodegas and a gas station in Astoria, Yorkville and Flushing, cops said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).