Burglars steal over $30K from Queens businesses closed by pandemic

1010 WINS Newsroom
May 28, 2020 - 6:32 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A pair of thieves made off with more than $30,000 in goods from businesses closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, police said. 

The two are connected to seven separate break-ins in Queens Village in April and May, mostly on Hillside Avenue, according to police.

The unidentified robbers hit a Papa John’s, a local beauty salon and a Metro PCS just days apart.

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In one instance, the crooks made off with $18,000 in cash, liquor, an electric bike and kitchen utensils from Rajdhani Indian Restaurant.

Three weeks later, the men broke into the beauty salon and Metro PCS. The salon reported $400 missing along with some hair products while the cell phone store lost $300 in cash and 17 cellphones valued at $10,000.

The NYPD has released photos of the two from the Metro PCS burglary.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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