2007_08_handcuffs.jpgThe NYPD revealed that they have arrested four members of the Crips gang who robbed four bodegas in Queens in just three hours on Sunday. Queens DA Richard Brown says that the four, Gregory Burrowes, Jeremy Edwards, Keon Gill, and Ryan Carter would target mom-and-pop stores, with only bandannas covering their faces. They "walked down the street robbing one bodega only minutes after having robbed another."

Employees whose stores were robbed provided clues that led to the arrests: One was able to describe the getaway car while another wrote down the license plate number. One of the suspects used a BB gun, and the police also found a .45-caliber pistol.

There have been a number of bodega-stick-ups since March. Police hope that the suspects will help them find the killer of Bolivar Cruz, a 53-year-old bodega owner who was killed during a robbery in June (these four are not suspected in his death).