Two robberies occurred only blocks away last month and followed a similar pattern, in which a suspect would sock his victim in the face and then take his belongings, according to the NYPD.
The first robbery took place about 6:30 p.m. on May 3 near 38-68 11th St., police said.
About a week later, one of the men, this time acting alone, approached another victim about 4:45 p.m. near 38-72 13th St. and again punched him before running off with his things, cops said.
The latest attack, which happened about 7 a.m. on May 31 near 40th Avenue and 9th Street, followed the same pattern, police said. The suspects were described as in their 20s.
All the victims suffered minor injuries, cops said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).