News Armed robbery in Queens ended in chase, fiery crash By ALISON FOX firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox September 16, 2014 5:10 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email An armed robbery in Queens led to police chase that ended in a fiery crash early Tuesday, police said. Three men allegedly robbed a 7-Eleven convenience store in the Murray Hill area of Queens at about 2 a.m. when one of the victims inside the store managed to get out, police said. The man flagged down a passerby who called authorities with a description of the alleged robber's 2014 Nissan Altima. A police officer then spotted the vehicle and proceeded to chase the three men, police said. But after a lengthy attempted getaway, they crashed into a commercial building on Pidgeon Meadow Road, more than a mile south from the store. The car then erupted in flames just before 2:30 a.m., said an FDNY spokesman. Not to be deterred, the men tried to flee. But they were apprehended a few blocks away with $400 allegedly stolen from the store, police said. A shotgun was recovered as well, police said. Investigators are looking into whether the men can be connected to other armed robberies. Charges were pending in yesterday's incident, police said. By ALISON FOX email@example.com @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.