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NYPD Seeks Armed Robbers in Queens

By DNAinfo Staff on April 18, 2012 12:49pm

By Chelsia Rose Marcius

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

QUEENS — The NYPD is seeking two armed suspects for a mini-robbery spree in Astoria.

The robbers first struck on March 30, police said, when they attacked a 43-year-old man at 40-44 24th Street about 6 p.m. Police said they hit the victim with a bat before fleeing with his cell phone.

The man was not seriously injured, police said.

On April 8, the suspects confronted a 54-year-old man with a knife at 38th Street and 24th Avenue about 7 p.m., cops said. The victim was unharmed, but the robbers took off with some of his cash, police said.

The most recent robbery happened the next day at 40th Avenue and 22nd Street. Cops said the robbers assaulted a 31-year-old man just before 9 p.m.

The victim was not seriously hurt, but the robbers stole some of the his property, police said.

Now cops need the public's help to track them down. The NYPD released a video of the suspects.

Police described one of the suspects as standing about 6-feet-tall. The second suspect is 5-feet-8, police said.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS, logging onto www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting tips to 274637 and then entering TIP577.