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Armed Robbers Hit 13 Businesses in Brooklyn, 1 in Queens: NYPD

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014  |  Updated 7:08 AM EDT
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Armed Robbers Hit 14 Laundromats, Chicken Joints: NYPD

NBC 4 New York

Police are looking for three robbers who held up eight laundromats, including this one in the Saint Albans section of Queens.

Police are looking for three men they say are responsible for a spate of armed robberies at laundromats and chicken restaurants in Brooklyn and Queens dating back to January.

The robbers have hit 14 businesses since Jan. 19, police say, with the most recent stickup coming Saturday at the Express Laundry on Caton Avenue in Prospect Park South. Nine of the 14 businesses robbed were hit over a two-week period in mid-February. 

In each robbery, the trio stormed into buildings, usually wearing masks and gloves, police say. One suspect always had a gun. Once inside, the robbers took cash from the registers and any customers who were there at the time.

The robbers strike in the overnight hours, police say, typically between midnight and 5 a.m. 

No one was injured in any of the robberies.

All but one of the businesses robbed were in Brooklyn. The robberies are spread throughout the southern and eastern portions of the borough, but several of the businesses hit were in East Flatbush.

Below, see a map with the locations of all 14 robberies. 

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.


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