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Police searching for suspects after Queens deli robberies

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Lucy Yang has more on the masked gunmen who were caught on surveillance robbing two delis in Springfield Gardens.

Police are searching for three men after two delis were robbed on Sunday morning in Queens.

Three men walked into a deli on Rockaway Boulevard and 144th Ave in Springfield Gardens. One man pointed a gun at the worker, while the other two men went behind the counter and started stealing everything that they could carry - cash, cigarettes, lighters and condoms. They even took the worker's wallet and the green card he was carrying.

Nadr Ahmad happened to be downstairs at the time - he called police as soon as he learned what had happened.

"As long as workers didn't get hurt, I didn't care about the money," he said.

This store was not alone - two and a half hours later on 116-23 Rockaway Boulevard, another deli was robbed - cash and cigarettes were taken. This time the suspects stole lottery tickets as well. The three men had their faces covered.

Police are not yet calling this a 'robbery pattern,' but there is fear about these men striking again.

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