Cops on the hunt for boroughwide burglar

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KEW GARDENS — Detectives from the Queens Robbery Squad have asked for help from the public in identifying the man wanted in connection with a string of 11 robberies throughout Queens.

The suspect approaches his male teenage victims and asks to see their cell phones, police said, and if they do not comply he displays a gun and takes their phones. There have been no shots fired or injuries in the course of the robberies, police said.

He robbed the following individuals at the following locations at the following dates and times, according to police:

• a 16-year-old boy at 3:30 p.m. June 6 at 61-00 Francis Lewis Blvd. in Fresh Meadows

• a 16-year-old boy at 6:40 p.m. June 18 at an undisclosed location on 212th Street

• an 18-year-old man at 10:50 a.m. June 22 near the intersection of 196th Place and the Horace Harding Expressway in Fresh Meadows

• a 15-year-old boy at 12:50 p.m June 27 at 55-59 Hollis Court in Fresh Meadows

• a 15-year-old boy at 3 p.m. July 1 at the intersection of 189th Street and Underhill Avenue in Fresh Meadows

• an 18-year-old man at 1:40 p.m. July 18 near the intersection of 107th Street and 95th Avenue in Richmond Hill

• a 19-year-old man at 6:45 p.m. Aug. 1 at 89-34 130th St. in Jamaica

• an 18-year-old man at 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and 89th Street in Woodhaven

• a 17-year-old boy at 8:05 p.m. Aug. 23 at Oak Avenue and 164th Street in Flushing

• a 14-year-old boy at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at 57th Street and 17th Avenue in Whitestone

• a 16-year-old boy at 10:15 a.m. Aug. 31 at Utopia Parkway and 46th Avenue in Flushing

Anyone with information regarding the burglaries submit their tips by calling NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477, submitting them online at or texting them to 274637 then enter TIP577.

Updated 7:09 pm, September 14, 2011
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