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Video Released of Man Suspected of Robbing Dollar Tree Stores in Sunnyside and Middle Village at Gunpoint Last Month

The suspect and Dollar Tree Store in Sunnyside (Photos NYPD and Google Maps)

The suspect and the Dollar Tree Store in Sunnyside (Photos NYPD and Google Maps)

March 8, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

Police have released video footage of a man suspected of robbing two Dollar Tree stores at gunpoint within 24 hours last month — one store in Sunnyside and the other in Middle Village.

The footage shows the suspect — described as between 20 and 30 years of age — brandishing a gun in front of a worker inside one of the locations. The perpetrator then takes off his backpack while standing in front of a large black safe.

Police say the suspect hit the Dollar Tree store at 78-02 Metropolitan Ave. in Middle Village first at around 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 26.

He entered the manager’s office and demanded cash from a 52-year-old employee. The worker complied and handed over around $3,300 to the suspect who then fled the scene on foot.

 

The following day the suspect held up the Dollar Tree store at 39-09 Queens Blvd. in Sunnyside at around 3:30 p.m., according to police.

The assailant walked into the store and demanded cash from a safe. He then took more than $1,300 from a cashier before fleeing the scene on foot, police said.

No injuries were reported at either scene.

The suspect, who is of medium build, was last seen wearing a black-colored jacket, an orange and red hoodie, dark jeans, black sneakers and a black face mask. He had a gray bag.

Anyone with information in regard to these incidents 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 https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter at @NYPDTips.

The Dollar Tree store in Middle Village, located at 78-2 Metropolitan Ave., was robbed last month (Photo: Google Maps, 2021)

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