Robbers Targeting Range Rovers in Gunpoint Holdups
QUEENS — Borough robbers have stolen three Range Rovers at gunpoint in the past two months in Ozone Park in what may be part of a larger car theft pattern, police officials said.
The thieves have targeted the most recent models of Range Rovers, police said, which can cost $60,000 or more.
Although the police say that similar incidents have occurred throughout the borough, the precise number of the robberies that have occurred in Queens was not immediately available.
During the robberies, which took place near Rockaway Boulevard during evening and early morning hours on Jan. 22, March 8 and March 11, two suspects approached the drivers as they parked their cars, said Deputy Inspector Henry Sautner, the commanding officer of the 102nd Precinct, which covers Richmond Hill, Woodhaven and Ozone Park.
After threatening the drivers with a gun, they demanded the keys and drove off, Sautner said.
No one was hurt during the robberies, police officials said.
Each of the victims lives in the area, Sautner said.