The first robbery happened around 9:00 Friday night.
The woman entered the Expressway Wine and Liquor store located at 154-16 Horace Harding Expressway. She approached the counter holding a large pocketbook and demanded cash. Surveillance cameras captured the suspect in this robbery.
A few hours later, shortly after midnight, the same suspect entered the Panda Garden Asian restaurant located at 147-01 Union Turnpike. She displayed a silver semi-automatic gun and demanded cash.
In both incidents, the suspect fled with cash in a red vehicle, possibly a Ford Taurus or a Mercury Sable.
She is described as about 30 to 45 years old. In both incidents, the suspect was wearing a black wig, sunglasses, a long blue denim dress and a baseball hat.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.