Masked Thieves Rob 2 NYC Stores

Police are searching for suspects after two Queens stores were robbed by masked men recently, the NYPD said.

In the first robbery, at about 11 p.m. on Saturday at a bodega on 21st Street in Astoria, police say a thief walked into the store with his face covered by a cloth and acted as if he had a gun inside of a brown bag, cops said.

The suspect ordered an employee to open the register and fled with cash, police said.

Another masked man robbed a convenience store on Northern Boulevard in Woodside at about 8:40 p.m. Monday, police say.

The suspect jumped over the counter and flashed what appeared to be a handgun wrapped in a plastic bag, police said.

He ordered the clerk to turn over cash and then fled on foot, cops said.

No arrests have been made in either robbery.

Police are investigating the robberies as separate crimes and have not linked the two.

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