EAST NEW YORK — Police are hunting four suspects wanted for robbing food cart vendors at gunpoint in South Ozone Park and East New York last week, authorities said.
Almost $700 in cash was stolen from three vendors between Oct. 21 and 22. A suspect would brandish a gun and the group would demand money from the vendors, police said.
In the first incident, which took place Oct. 21 at 11:30 p.m., the four men approached a vendor standing at Rockaway Parkway and Lefferts Boulevard and fled with $300.
Later that night, at 12:45 a.m., they robbed a cart in front of 113-18 Liberty Ave. in Queens and made away with $200.
The final incident took place at 2:25 a.m. on Oct. 22 when the group robbed a vendor at Pitkin Avenue and Euclid Avenue in East New York and took $190, police said.
The suspects possibly fled in a light-colored minivan, authorities said. Police have released photos and video of the group.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.