September 26, By Tara Law
The police are searching for two men who attacked a 73-year-old man and stole his car in Astoria earlier this month.
The suspects targeted the senior while he was parking his 2012 Honda Accord near 44th Street and 25th Avenue at around 9:40 am on Sept. 13, according to police.
The alleged perpetrators drove their vehicle up behind the 73-year old and then one of the men got out and falsely accused the senior of damaging his car.
The victim left his keys in his Honda and approached the man’s car to inspect it for damage. The suspect then forced the senior to the ground and then climbed into the victim’s car and drove off with the other vehicle following him.
The victim’s car was discovered later that day at 2:40 p.m. on 64th Street and 37th Avenue. Nothing was removed from the vehicle.
The 73-year-old was not seriously injured in the incident, and refused medical attention.
The man who approached the victim is described as black, last seen wearing dark clothing. There is no description of the man who was driving the other car.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)