OZONE PARK, QUEENS (WPIX)—Cops are on the hunt for a pistol packing thug who's been targeting subway riders in Queens and they're asking for the public's help. The gunman has struck at least three times on the A train.
At about 8:17 a.m. Sunday, he pointed a gun at a 19-year-old woman and demanded she give up her property. She did and the suspect got off the Queens-bound train at the Shepherd Avenue station and ran, according to police.
In two of the stick-ups, which occurred on August 1st and 15th, cops say he left the train at the 80th Street station.
Police have released surveillance video of the alleged gunman and ask that anyone who recognizes him contact them at Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. Tipsters can also submit information at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting CRIMES (274637) then entering TIP577.
All calls are confidential.