Andy’s Deli at 82-17 Eliot Ave. in Middle Village became the latest victim of a string of burglaries in southwest Queens on Tuesday morning.
At approximately 4 a.m., the deli was broken into by an unknown number of suspects, who then broke through the wall of the building to also burglarize the D&P Convenience Store next door, according to Det. Thomas Bell of the 104th Precinct.
Bell could not say if anyone was harmed or what was taken in the incident.
The Major Case Squad is currently investigating the burglary, as it appears to be part of a larger pattern of such crimes throughout the area, according to Bell, who could not provide more information.
However, it is the first such burglary within the confines of the 104th Precinct.
The Major Case Squad investigates commercial burglaries in which the value of the property stolen exceeds $100,000, as well as bank robberies and art theft.
“This is not a one-time thing,” Bell said. “This is part of a pattern that has been going on for a while.”
Andy’s Deli refused to comment.