83-year-old man robbed at knife point inside Astoria apartment building, police say

March 26, Staff Report

Two men robbed an 83-year-old man at knife point Saturday inside the elevator of his Astoria apartment building, according to police.

The suspects entered the lobby of the senior citizen’s building–located in the vicinity of 21st Street and 36th Avenue (Ravenswood Houses)– at around 6:45 pm and followed him into the elevator. As the door closed, one of the suspects pulled out a knife and said “don’t make a noise’” as the second man took the victim’s cell phone and $20, according to police.

The suspects then fled. The victim was not injured.

The first suspect is described as black, with a dark complexion and bald. He was last seen wearing black sneakers, black jeans dark hooded shirt.

The second man is described as Hispanic with a light complexion. He was last seen wearing a grey hooded jacket, skull cap, black backpack, black sneakers and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)

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