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Cricket Wireless Hit in Fifth Area Knifepoint Robbery: NYPD

The unidentified man robbed the Cricket Wireless store of $200. (NYPD)

July 9, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan

A Cricket Wireless store in Ridgewood was targeted by a knife-wielding robber on Friday, the latest in a string of similar robberies in the area.

On July 5, around 5:30 p.m., the unidentified suspect entered the Ridgewood store, located at 56-58 Myrtle Ave., while holding a knife. He went up to the counter and demanded money from the 21-year-old store employee who complied and handed over $200. The man then took the money and fled the store.

No injuries were reported from the incident, police said.

The suspect is described as white with dark hair, and was last seen wearing a maroon shirt and dark pants.

The robbery marks the fifth in a string of similarly executed robberies of local businesses in the Maspeth and Ridgewood areas, all carried out by different individuals. While police have identified the recent robberies as popping up in a pattern, they have not yet confirmed whether the five men worked together to plan each crime.

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