NYPD: Queens wanted moped drivers who committed 3 armed robberies in less than 1 hour

NEW YORK – The NYPD is looking for two people in connection with three armed robberies that took place in less than an hour in Queens.

The robberies began shortly before 11 a.m. on July 6. Surveillance video shows the first incident described by police.

Two men on a moped allegedly approached a woman walking in front of a house on Kessel Street. According to police, the men pulled out knives and took away the woman’s mobile phone, debit card and identity card, after which they fled the scene.

About 20 minutes later, two suspects on a moped reportedly drove up to an 86-year-old man near the intersection of Cooper Avenue and 80th Street. According to police, they stole a gold chain from the man, threw him to the ground and fled.

About 30 minutes after the second robbery, six suspects on mopeds approached a 48-year-old man at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 126th Street. The suspects, including the one with the gun, took the gold chain from the man and fled.

Two victims refused medical attention, one was not injured, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD Crime Squad Hotline. 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)or for spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also send a tip through their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are confidential.