Gunman Who Robbed Co-op City Dunkin’ is Suspected in Queens Robbery
Police have identified the armed gunman who stuck a Dunkin’ outside Co-op City as the same man who robbed a Queens minmart at gunpoint the following day. This comes as cops released new surveillance video of the suspect.
At around 7:50 pm on January 5, the gunman walked into the Mobile Gas Station at 181-05 Horace Harding Expressway in Queens.
With his hood up and a mask covering his face, the robber pulled out a handgun and demanded cash. The 57-year-old employee opened the register and handed over $600 in cash as well as 15 packs of cigarettes. The gunman then fled on foot.
Cops say this is the same suspect who stuck up the Dunkin’ Donuts near I95 in the Bronx.
At around 8 pm on January 8, the crook walked into the Dunkin’ Donuts at 4090 Boston Road, a busy location on a busy thoroughfare. Covered in a hooded sweatshirt the man walked behind the counter and began waving a gun at employees.
He placed the handgun to the neck of the drive thru cashier and demanded that she open the till.
The video shows that as the cashier tried to load the cash into a paper bag she dropped it on the floor. The robber continued to place the gun in her face as she is seen picking up the cash.
Cops say the gunman made off with $700 cash as he fled into a waiting silver Chrysler Pacifica.
The gunman is described as a Hispanic male who was last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, dark colored sweatpants and dark colored boots. provided for the operator of the minivan.
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