3 men wanted for pattern of credit card robberies in Queens: police

QUEENS — The search is on for three men wanted in connection to a robbery pattern in Queens that took place within the past two months, police said.

Five incidents occurred between Aug. 23 and Oct. 14, police said. The men allegedly gained entry into vehicles parked in a parking lot in the vicinity of a building on 132nd Street. Once inside, the men removed personal property, cash and credit cards. They then used the cards at local stores shortly after, police said.

The fifth incident took place on Monday at 1 p.m., when a 60-year-old man parked his vehicle in a lot on 20th Avenue.

When he returned, the victim found the credit cards were removed from the center console and used at a nearby Target to the tune of $2,300 of unauthorized purchases on his Amex and Discover cards.

According to police, one vehicle was damaged during the incidents.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the males is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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