Police hunting knife-wielding robber targeting businesses in Queens and Long Island

FOREST HILLS, Queens (WABC) -- Police have released new images of a serial knife-wielding robber who has struck nearly two dozen times in recent months.

A Subway in Forest Hills was the latest business to fall victim to a man police say is targeting fast-food restaurants.

They say he's responsible for 22 robberies in Queens and Long Island over the past few months.

In the most recent robbery Friday night at the Subway, police say the suspect approached a 20-year-old male employee, displayed a knife and demanded money in the cash register.

The employee complied and the suspect took off with about $300.

He is described as approximately 5'9", medium build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, and boots.

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

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at http://WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
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