Suspects stole about $334K during New York City crime wave

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Three men have made their way through Queens and Brooklyn, stealing at least $334,000 in four separate knife heists.

The first incident was reported on May 30, police said. The three suspects approached a 37-year-old man on 65th Avenue in Queens around 12:38 p.m., showed a knife and then demanded property. They then removed jewelry — worth about $200,000 — from the victim before fleeing.

Six days later, on June 5, the same three men approached a 57-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman at 2:20 a.m. on East 73rd Street in Brooklyn, police said. Again, they showed a knife and demanded property before forcibly removing jewelry, a handbag and a cell phone from the victims. Those items were worth about $13,000.

The trio struck again in Queens around 2:05 a.m. on June 26. They were able to steal about $110,000 worth of jewelry from a 39-year-old man on 180th Street. Again, the suspects showed a knife before forcibly taking the property.

The last reported incident occurred about 1 a.m. Wednesday in Brooklyn. During that incident, police said the men approached a 44-year-old man on East 28th Street, showed a knife and demanded property. Again, they forcibly removed jewelry – worth about $11,000.

After each reported incident, the thieves fled in a black Honda Accord with Pennsylvania license plates. There were no injuries in any of the robberies.

Submit tips to the police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visit, download the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or text 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to call 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).