3 men wanted in string of violent ATM robberies in Queens

Thursday, January 6, 2022
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Stacey Sager reports on police warning New Yorkers in Queens of robbers that are targeting people using ATMs.

QUEENS -- Police in Queens are warning of robbers that are targeting people using ATMs.

The suspects have been linked to eight incidents -- some of them violent with weapons.

Five of the eight victims were injured after they were shoved or pushed to the ground. But in one of the cases, the suspects also showed both a gun, and a knife.

Each of the victims was either using an ATM or had just withdrawn cash when they were targeted.

Police say there are at least three suspects involved and they've gotten away with more than $7,300.

The string of robberies started back on November 14 and the most recent happened on Wednesday, December 22.

Sajal Roy had his jaw broken and was knocked unconscious when he was violently robbed after withdrawing cash from an ATM here on Hillside Avenue in December.

He said it was only 5:30 p.m., which is a busy time of day, but no one stopped to help him.

In his case, the injuries were so severe, he needed surgery. He also suffered a head injury and hasn't felt the same since.

"I forget everything you know," Roy said. "Sometimes I feel a lot of pain, I'm not normal right now."

Roy, and Uber driver, says his wife and kids now worry that he can't work to support the family. The suspects stole $2,800 from him, which was his rent money.

Anyone with information in regard to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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