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Suspect sought in market robberies

Thief enters some stores through roof

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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 12:36 pm, Thu Mar 6, 2014.

A Woodhaven supermarket was robbed last week in a brazen overnight heist and the suspect is accused of robbing six other stores around Queens.

According to NYPD sources, the suspect entered the Pioneer Supermarket at 90-01 Jamaica Ave. sometime around 11 p.m. last Thursday night. Around $1,000 in cash and approximately $600 worth of phone cards was stolen.

Cops have not released any more information on the suspect’s description, but say he is wanted for six other heists:

On Dec. 14 at 6 a.m. inside 85-08 Jamaica Ave. in Woodhaven where the suspect stole an unknown amount of cash from registers.

On Jan. 17 at 5:24 p.m. inside Bravo Supermarket, 108-54 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. in Jamaica, where the suspect removed approximately $100 from four different registers.

On Jan. 19 at 9:30 p.m., inside 167-02 Hillside Ave. in Jamaica, where the suspect removed approximately $5,000 from the register and back office of the location.

On Jan. 31 at 2:41 a.m. inside 77-10 101 Ave. in Ozone Park, where the suspect removed $2,000 from the register and $2,000 worth of phone cards and later that day at 8:30 p.m. inside a 99 cent store at 120-10 Liberty Ave. in Richmond Hill, where the suspect took $1,200 in cash.

The sixth incident occurred on Feb. 5 at 3:52 a.m. inside a Super Pioneer Supermarket at 127-16 111th Ave. in South Ozone Park. There, the suspect entered and removed 29 lottery tickets, $1,040 worth of calling cards and $1,400.

In several of the incidents, the suspect entered through the roof.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

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