ROBBERY — Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying an individual wanted in connection with a series of robberies in Woodside and Long Island City in September and November.
During the first incident on Sept. 16, the suspect entered a Dunkin’ Donuts, located at 58-01 Woodside Ave., around 5:53 a.m. and approached a female employee, ordering a coffee and paying for it. When the employee opened the cash register, the suspect reached over the counter and attempted to remove the cash tray from the register. The employee was able to close the door, but the suspect came around the counter and removed three cash trays from the register before fleeing the scene with an undetermined amount of cash.
On Nov. 6, the 42-year-old employee of a Laundromat at 31-11 31st St. discovered around 11:45 p.m. that money was missing from the cash register. Upon further investigation, it was determined that a man had gone behind the unsecured counter and removed approximately $1,390 from the register.
Then, on Nov. 11, a 25-year-old employee at a Laundromat at 47-51 47th St. discovered around 11:10 p.m. that money was missing from the cash register. This time, the thief went behind the unsecured counter and removed approximately $833.
And on Nov. 12, the suspect approached a 68-year-old employee behind a counter at a Laundromat, located at 55-02 Roosevelt Ave., and pushed him away from the cash register. The suspect then removed $20 from the register. The victim was not seriously injured.
The suspect is described as a black man with a dark complexion who is believed to be 20 to 30 years of age and was last seen wearing a black hat, black jacket, blue jeans and black sneakers.