Queens Sub Shop Robbed at Knifepoint; Police Probe Connection to Long Island Robber

What to Know

  • A Subway restaurant was robbed at knifepoint in Queens on Wednesday night.
  • The holdup bears the hallmarks of a serial robber on Long Island and police are investigating a connection.
  • A knife-wielding man has been targeting businesses in Queens, Suffolk and Nassau counties after hours for months. Cops have made no arrests.

A Subway restaurant in Queens was robbed at knifepoint Wednesday night, and now police are investigating whether it's connected to a series of robberies on Long Island. 

The Bayside sub shop was robbed sometime before 9:40 p.m. by a man with a knife.

The knife-wielding robber removed cash from the register and then took off.

No one was injured in the holdup.

The robbery comes less than a week after police said they were investigating similar robberies in the Forest Hills, Flushing and Howard Beach neighborhoods of Queens. 

Police are looking into the possibility that Wednesday's holdup is connected to the robberies in Queens and a slew of others in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

In many of the robberies, a hooded man with a knife targets employees as they close up shop for the night. No one has been injured. 

Officials said late last month that robberies in Forest Hills, Flushing and Howard Beach may be connected to the knife-wielding robber who has targeted Dunkin' Donuts, 7-Eleven, Subway, and other businesses over the past few months.

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