Suspects arrested in Queens robberies

January 23, 2009 3:01:31 PM PST
Police have arrested four suspects in a string of violent robberies in Queens. The most recent robbery happened on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at the corner of 37 Avenue and 23 Street.

Investigators said a Chinese food deliveryman had been robbed at 25-28 Broadway.

Officers were shown video of the suspects from one of the earlier robberies.

About a half-hour after the robbery, Officers Lisaura Mesa and Jose Velez, Jr. were canvassing the area when they observed two individuals fitting the description of the suspects.

Two other suspects were arrested on Friday.

They have been identified as Luis Navarro, 19, of 2721 Belmont Street, Bronx; Jemal Mays, 19, of 2846 West 19 Street, Brooklyn; Edward Edwards, 18,of 311 Patchen Avenue, Brooklyn; and Corey King, 19, of 91-12 193 Street, Queens.

The four are charged in a series of robberies dating back to January 12.

Video was captured of one robbery on January 16 in which a deliveryman was robbed and assaulted.


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