Aug. 23, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
Police are looking for a man who stole over $1,000 in cash from two Mobil gas stations in Woodside and Long Island City.
The first robbery happened at around 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 21, when the thief went up to the 64-year-old employee at the 68-09 Queens Blvd. location with a handgun, according to police.
He stole $300 in cash and an Arizona iced tea before fleeing on his motorcycle.
The next robbery happened at around 9:30 p.m. on the same day, this time at the 35-15 Greenpoint Ave. location. Police say the thief went up to the 50-year-old employee behind the counter and showed his handgun before leaving on his motorcycle with $900 in cash.
No injuries were reported in either case.
The suspect is described as approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, and was last seen wearing a black and silver skull helmet with a mirrored visor, black jacket, and dark colored pants.
The Greenpoint Avenue station was previously robbed in January, when a man stole $1,000 from the register, according to police.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.