Cops are looking for a trio who robbed two people just hour apart from each other in Queens last week.
According to police, at 2:53 p.m. on Feb. 4, a 46-year-old man was standing outside of a home located on 122nd Street near Lakeview Boulevard East in Jamaica when he was approached by three unknown men. The suspects began to punch the man and threw him to the ground, and then forcibly took $200 dollars, a cellphone, a driver’s license, one credit card, one debit card, and three gift cards from the victim.
The suspects then fled the location towards 157th Street. The victim refused medical attention at the scene.
At 3:50 p.m. that same day, the suspects approached a 14-year-old boy, who was outside of Psychic Readings by Michaela, located at 103-64 97th St. in Ozone Park. Two of the suspects pulled out firearms and demanded the boy’s property, while the third suspect put a firearm into the boy’s back.
The crooks proceeded to forcibly take a jacket, a cellphone, sneakers, a hooded sweatshirt, laptop, and backpack from the victim before fleeing northbound on 97th Street. The victim refused medical attention at the scene.
On Feb. 10, the NYPD released photos of the suspects taken from the second incident.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of these males is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @ NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.