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Thief Steals More Than $1K at Gunpoint From Woodside, LIC Gas Stations: NYPD

The Mobil gas station at 68-09 Queens Blvd. (Google Maps)

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.

Photos of suspected robber (via DCPI)

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.

The Mobil gas station at 35-15 Greenpoint Ave. (Google Maps)

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QofA Hockey 1983

In NYC, only the criminals get to have guns. At least in the stop/frisk days, cops could profile punks like this. Nowadays they roam freely and have no fear of getting caught. Way to go liberals.

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COCED

if they start putting signs “gun free zone” on gas stations, robberies like these will stop right away! DeBill Blasio should think about it

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Park or Die Sunnyside

See what is happening here? And all we care about is a bike lane… Look at the trouble it’s causing us!

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rikki

WHY DO THESE MORONS KEEP SO MUCH CASH IN THE REGISTER………. 7-11 KEEPS $100 TOPS

probably an inside job

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Liberty

You can un-invent guns! A carry town is a polite town! When the government has a monopoly on guns they ban the right for the People to defend themselves against governments and from looters and robbers. The argument is “Whahh whaaa if everyone has guns there will be a shoot out.” There are already shoot outs! What about stabbings? “Wha whaaa ban knives!”

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obamaz takin r gunz

“all weapons are equivalent in every way”

…this is _actually_ how terrible the gun nuts’ arguments are. *See above.)

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Donny Logic

The other argument is “hey! lets get a law to stop people from doing something! People will know that something is illegal and will just magically get rid of their gun or stop doing something.” What?! Do you think these people are in a class room and raised by the government? Why trust these politicians anyway? They know nothing!

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Tree of Liberty

Exactly…having a brother living upstate in rural country and some 4 hours from city they leave their keys in the car and doors open. Security is a shotgun or rifle… Make my Day !!!!

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Upstate Transplant

Tree of liberty -Your brother sounds very irresponsible. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I grew up in Narrowsburg NY and me and my friends would target irresponsible and lazy people who behaved in irresponsible fashion like your brother and help ourselves to his things. This lazy and irresponsible behavior of your brother is something a normal person with normal intelligence would not be proud of. He’s probably a constant victim.

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