Guns for cash: Trio wanted in Canarsie robbery spree

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Police are asking for the public’s help in finding three men suspected of eight armed commercial robberies since October 2013. Half of the incidents went down in Canarsie, reports show.

The story has been the same in all eight robberies, police say. The perps bust into Western Union and Caribbean Air Mail money-transfer stores flashing a gun and demanding cash and patrons’ personal property. With loot in hand, they flee on foot, according to police.

Law enforcement officials believe the same trio of bandits have hit the following locations within Canarsie’s 69th Precinct:

• The Western Union on Flatlands Avenue near E. 79th Street at 1:25 pm on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.

• The Caribbean Air Mail on Rockaway Parkway near Avenue J at 6 pm on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.

• The Western Union on Flatlands Avenue near E. 84th Street at 5:40 pm on Saturday, Jan. 11.

• The Caribbean Air Mail on Flatlands Avenue near E. 91st Street at 5:16 pm on Friday, March 14.

Police describe the suspects as three black males. Surveillance footage from the most recent incident shows the trio wearing hooded sweatshirts, and one suspect appears to have facial hair.

No injures have been reported, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. The public can also submit tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website at or by texting tips to CRIMES (274637), then entering TIP577.All calls are strictly confidential.

Posted 12:00 am, March 20, 2014
Reach reporter Max Jaeger at or by calling (718) 260-8303. Follow him on Twitter @MJaeger88.
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