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73-year-old man robbed at Astoria ATM, police say

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Aug. 27, 2016 Staff Report

A 73-year-old man was robbed at an ATM in Astoria by a suspect who snatched $200 out of the victim’s hand and then made a quick exit from the location, according to police.

The thief allegedly approached the victim from behind at the Bank of America location at 30-18 36th Avenue at 9 pm Tuesday, August 23, and then used force to remove the money from the 73-year-old’s hand.

The police said the victim was not injured during the robbery.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 25-years-old, 5’9″ tall, weighing 200 pounds, with brown eyes with brown close cut hair.

A video of the unknown individual is attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information in regards to this robbery is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS

 

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astoriasux

Seems like robberies and theft are now weekly occurrences in Astoria. Very similar to the jacksonheightspost. So glad i am in LIC.

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astoriasuxmore

Perhaps but if that was to happen Astoria would be a lot worse than it already has become. From what i hear, the sense of community has gone down the drain. Everyone just does their own thing or does not care. The restaurants and shops rely on tourists and outsiders to make any money because they know the neighborhood cant afford it. You have one new apartment building charging 1800 – 2000 for a one bedroom and the older house right next door barely making ends meat trying their hardest to keep the working youngsters in the neighborhood renting there. If these young renters ever move out of Astoria the people living in upper Steinway by Astoria Blvd will be the ones to take it over. They are one of the few groups that are actually building their lives and staying in Astoria.

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Take_A_Bat_2_His_Head

If they don’t have street Cops walking this area then we need to do it ourselves with Louisville Sluggers.

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GAMOTO TEMBELIDES

WE NEED A COP ON EVERY CORNER ALL OVER 36 AVENUE AND 31 STREET, 30 STREET, 29 ST, 28 STREET, EVERYWHERE, COME ON VAN BRAEMER, ENOUGH WITH THE PARTIES AND LGBT MIXERS AND GET US THE PROTECTION WE NEED, GET US A COP ON EVERY CORNER, YOU WERE ELECTED TO PROTECT US, TELL THE 114 PCT TO BRING US PROTECTION! THIS IS A HIGH TAX RESIDENTIAL AREA, WE HAVE RIGHTS AND GET CAROLINE MALONEY AND GIANNARIS TO DO THEIR PART

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