Food Carts in Queens Targeted by Armed Robber

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A string of nine armed robberies in Queens, mostly along Junction and Queens boulevards, has the New York City Police Department keeping a careful eye on food carts along major thoroughfares in the borough -- the target of eight of those stickups (the ninth victim was a livery cab driver). Most of the victims have been Asian males between the ages of 37 and 55, and the robberies occurred between Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 10.

The robber, who wields a handgun, has been described as a white or Hispanic male, aged 20 to 25, 5'10" to 6' tall, and weighing in the neighborhood of 150 to 170 pounds.

Fork in the Road asks anyone with information to contact the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also log onto the website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or can text their tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter "TIP577."

Here is a hopelessly blurry picture of the perp taken by a surveillance camera:


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