BY TRONE DOWD
Police are searching for two suspects who have committed a string of robberies in western Queens.
The duo has eluded law enforcement for more than a month, seemingly targeting local establishments within the confines of the 109th and 114th precincts. Police said that the pair’s most recent offense occurred at a bodega, located at 150-09 Bayside Ave. in Flushing last Thursday.
The two individuals entered the store around 7:15 p.m., brandished a handgun and ordered that the cashier cooperate. The pair fled the scene in a silver four-door Honda Accord with approximately $2,000 from the register.
Police believe that the two individuals involved in the Flushing robbery are connected to three other incidents in Queens over the past month. On Jan. 15 at 9:50 p.m., two men robbed a Pizza Hut, located at 51-02 Northern Blvd. They left with $160.
On Jan. 4 at approximately 11:10 p.m., a BP gas station, located at 29-16 Francis Lewis Blvd., was robbed by two men. The duo left with $900.
On Dec. 17, a 7-Eleven, located at 61-19 Northern Blvd., was also robbed by two men, who fled with $340 in cash as well as lottery tickets, cigarettes and lighters.
In all four incidents, the suspects fled the scene in a gray, four-door Honda Accord.
Police describe one of the suspects as a light-skinned man who is between five-feet-eight-inches and five-feet-10-inches. He was last seen wearing a black mask that was covering his face, white striped shirt, blue gloves and was armed with a firearm. The second suspect is described as a black man who was last seen wearing all black, a white mask and blue gloves.