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Gang of robbers targeting Asians in Queens: NYPD

Posted at 10:24 PM, May 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-21 06:18:09-04

JAMAICA, Queens (PIX11) — Police are looking for a group of robbers who may be behind a series of attacks on Asian people.

Police believe two to four attackers are responsible for five violent robberies in Jamaica, Queens.

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One of the suspects was caught on surveillance video.

In each incident, the group approaches an unsuspecting Asian person, punches the victim, takes their property — including phones, credit cards and cash — and runs away.

The first attack happened shortly before 9 p.m. on April 10 near near 126th Street and Liberty Avenue.

The group has been linked to at least four other robberies at these times and locations:

  • 5 a.m. April 19 in front of 125-04 Liberty Ave.
  • 5:20 a.m. p.m. April 21 near Liberty Avenue and 125th Street
  • 10:45 p.m. April 30 in front of 104-09 126th St.
  • 12:20 a.m. May 15 near Rockaway Boulevard and 113th Street

If you have any information, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.