WATCH: Pair sought connection to string of Bensonhurst robberies

April 6, 2018 Meaghan McGoldrick
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Cops are on the lookout for two men wanted in connection to a string of robberies in Bensonhurst and beyond.

According to police, the pair of men – both Hispanic, approximately 5’5” and 175 pounds – are wanted in connections to robberies in the 62nd, 114th and 66th Precincts.

Authorities say that on Saturday, March 31, the duo entered a gas station at 7310 New Utrecht Avenue at around 3:20 a.m., went behind the counter and removed the register, containing approximately $600, and fled southbound on 16th Avenue by foot.

The next day, the two were spotted entering another gas station located at 2225 Bath Avenue at about 9:15 p.m. Once inside, the pair is said to have gone behind the counter, displayed a knife and pushed a 26-year-old man inside against the wall. The crooks pocketed about $700 and five packs of cigarettes before fleeing northbound on Bay 31st Street by foot.

On Monday, the pair made off with approximately $300 from a Queens grocery store, once again going behind the countering. According to cops, at about 4:30 a.m., the two entered the store, located at 21-01 31st Street, and threatened to hurt a 56-year-old man before fleeing northbound on 32nd Street in a white vehicle.

Finally, on Tuesday, cops say the two entered a third gas station – this time at 5025 Bay Parkway – at around 2:50 a.m., went behind the counter and punched a 37-year-old man in the head and shoulder before removing the register, which contained approximately $600, and eight packs of cigarettes. The two then fled northbound on McDonald Avenue in a vehicle.

Both were last seen wearing all black.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents 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.crimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.


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