Thief wanted in string of Dunkin’ Donuts robberies in Queens: cops

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JAMAICA, Queens (PIX11)-- Police released surveillance video of a man wanted for a series of armed robberies at three different Dunkin' Donuts locations in Queens this week.

NYPD said the first robbery happened on 10:20 a.m. Tuesday as the thief, armed with a knife, entered the Dunkin Donuts at 146-01 Rockaway Boulevard. Police say he took cash from an open register.

The next day around 4:40 in the afternoon, the suspect armed with a knife,  entered another Dunkin Donuts at 146-17 Jamaica Avenue, according to the NYPD. He then jumped over the counter and took money from the register before leaving the scene, cops said.

Then on Friday, the unidentified assailant again armed with a knife, entered the Dunkin' Donuts at 179-15 Hillside Ave around 2 p.m., authorities said. He once again jumped behind the counter, cops said, and removed the cash register before fleeing with the register.

There were no reported injuries during the robberies, police said. They said the Dunkin' Donuts bandit is a 40-year-old black male, 5'9", 180 pounds.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.