Hunt For Trio In Radio Shack Robbery
Police are looking for three suspects and one “person of interest” in connection with the daylight robberies of three Radio Shack stores, including one that took place on a major Canarsie shopping strip.
The local robbery took place at the store located at 1412 Rockaway Parkway, between Glenwood and Farragut roads, at about 9:40 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7th.
Besides the Canarsie location, the other stores robbed were at 110 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights at 2:45 p.m. on October 28th and at 113-20 Liberty Avenue in the South Richmond Hill section of Queens on November 11th at 3:55 p.m.
According to an official report from the NYPD Public Information office, the three men entered the stores wearing ski masks and flashing handguns.
They ordered store personnel into rear rooms and then grabbed whatever currency was available in cash registers, plus various electronic items, and fled. It is not clear whether they were on foot or in a car.
In the third incident, a man was seen talking to a store employee before the suspects entered the store and police said that, although he is not necessarily a suspect, he is wanted for questioning in that case.
All three suspects were described as black, ages 20 to 25 and between fivefeet, six and five-feet, nine-inches tall.
In September, two men entered the Radio Shack at 2461 Flatbush Avenue and attempted to rob the store shortly after it opened. One of the suspects allegedly put a gun to an employee’s head and demanded access to some of the electronics.
In that case, the thieves were distracted by another worker who locked herself in the shop’s bathroom. An employee said the robbers appeared frustrated and then fled the scene with only a pair of keys. No one was injured during the robbery.
Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. All information will be kept strictly confidential. Charles Rogers