Police Investigate Link Between Knifepoint Robberies in Queens, Long Island - NBC New York

Police Investigate Link Between Knifepoint Robberies in Queens, Long Island

No one has been arrested in either the Queens or Long Island robberies

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    The suspect in the robberies in Queens.

    Police are looking into the possibility that a knife-wielding man wanted in more than a dozen robberies in Suffolk and Nassau counties may have hit three businesses in Queens this month. 

    Robberies in Forest Hills, Flushing and Howard Beach may be connected to Long Island's long-sought-after knife-wielding robber, who has targeted Dunkin' Donuts, 7-Eleven, Subway, and other businesses over the past few months. 

    Police said there aren't any indications that the three reported Queens robberies are related, but have confirmed that they are investigating a possible link. 

    A man with a knife robbed a Carvel in Forest Hills on the night of May 11. He ordered an employee at the Metropolitan Avenue location to open a register and stole $500 in cash. 

    Police released this sketch and surveillance still of a man suspected in a string of Long Island robberies.

    Then on Monday night, a knife-wielding man entered a Dunkin' Donuts on 45th Avenue in Flushing and had an employee open two cash registers. He got away with $600 in cash from the shop, police said.

    On Wednesday night, a Dunkin' Donuts in Howard Beach was targeted. Police said a man with a knife walked into the Cross Bay Boulevard business and had an employee open a register. He stole $776 in cash. 

    No one has been arrested in either the Queens or Long Island robberies. 

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