Armored Car Guard Robbed of $170K on Northern Boulevard, Police Say

Victim tells police that robber snatched plastic bags out of his hand in Little Neck.

Police are investigating the early morning robbery of an armored car driver on Northern Boulevard in Little Neck, a spokesman for the 111th Precinct said.

The victim told police that he was exiting Little Neck’s Monday morning with two bags filled with $170,000 in cash.

A man ran up behind him and stole the bags before fleeing westbound on Northern Boulevard in an SUV, the victim told the precinct.

There was no struggle for the cash, the precinct’s spokesman said. No arrests have been made at this time.

Police are also investigating three recent robberies in northeast Queens.

One incident on May 7 and another on May 9 are being investigated as a pattern, the 111th Precinct’s spokesman said.

During the first incident, two suspects described as black males in their late teens approached a 20-year-old man on 59th Avenue and 225th Street, pulled out a knife and attempted to steal the victim’s cell phone.

But the victim fought off the robber and nothing was stolen, the 111th’s spokesman said.

The robbers stole a cell phone, iTouch device, a wallet and cash before fleeing in a green van during the second incident, which took place at Springfield Boulevard and 58th Avenue.

During both incidents, the robber told the victims, “Don’t make this hard.”

On May 7, another man was robbed at 215th Street and 46th Avenue. A man approached the victim from behind and told him to hand over his wallet.

The robber slashed the victim on the side of the neck and fled, but did not take anything from the victim, the 111th’s spokesman said.

Police did not believe this third incident was related to the previous robberies.

Officer Bill Conway, of the 111th Precinct, said northeast Queens residents should “not leave unattended valuables in their automobiles ever” and not to “park and leave keys in the ignition, even if [they] are running in for a cup of coffee or paying for gas.”

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Joyce May 14, 2012 at 05:22 PM
I thought armored truck drivers were always supposed to go in and out of banks and markets in pairs.....how come this one was on his own??? Sounds suspicious to me.


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