Jan. 7, 2019 By Meghan Sackman
Police are searching for a man allegedly behind three violent robberies in the Flushing area that took place last month.
The first robbery happened on Dec. 27, when the thief approached a 54-year-old man at Summit Court and Sanford Avenue at around 3:20 a.m. and pushed him to the ground, police said.
The thief then took out a weapon and hit the victim repeatedly in the face before stealing $400 in cash from him.
The next attack happened on Dec. 29 at 5:30 a.m., when the thief stopped a 28-year-old man at Maple Avenue and Kissena Boulevard and demanded cash at gunpoint, police said.
He then struck the 28-year-old over the head with the gun, and stole his iPhone 5 before fleeing. The victim, meanwhile, was transported to a nearby hospital for the cut to his face.
The third robbery took place at around 11:45 p.m. on Dec. 31, when the thief struck a 47-year-old man over the head near Pople Avenue and College Point Boulevard with an unknown object.
The thief, according to police, pointed a gun at the victim, but fled without stealing any property.
The suspect is described as black, approximately 5 feet 10 inches, about 185 pounds, and between 18 to 24-years-old.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).