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Astoria Gas Station Robbed at Gunpoint Thursday: NYPD

July 24, 2020 By Allie Griffin

Police are looking for a duo who robbed a gas station in Astoria at gunpoint last night.

Two men entered a Mobil gas station, located at 32-09 21st St., just before 9 p.m. brandishing a black firearm. The pair demanded money from a 65-year-old employee as they went behind the sales counter.

The men opened the register, grabbed $450 in cash, as well as the employee’s cell phone and fled, police said. They ran southbound on 21st Street.

One suspect is described as bald and having an athletic build. He was last seen wearing a black surgical mask, a yellow T-shirt with an American flag on the front, red shorts and black sneakers.

The second individual is described as having short dark hair and a slim build. He was last seen wearing a black surgical mask, a black t-shirt with the words “Black Lives Matter” on the front, dark shorts and black and white sneakers.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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Never Left Astoria

I’m sure that their fingerprints were found all over and they are on NYPD database. Wait….DeBlasio will say that they were just youths getting out some quarantine frustrations. Glad they did not hurt the clerk!

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Midtowngirl

Believe me, there is so much free food being given out in Queens, particularly since Covid, from various organizations anyone in need can get plenty for their families. No excuse to rob. AOC is out of touch with reality. I’ve actually had a person of color tell me they know others who are just too lazy to go out and get the free food.

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Tell the truth

What makes you think every criminal is robbing and mugging people because they want to pay rent, utilities, groceries, etc.? There are hundreds of people out there doing all sort of drugs, smoking weed, driving luxury cars, wearing designer clothing while not working… How can they afford it do you think? Do they get a check from Jesus or they rob, mug, steal from honest folks? People are not dumb, most people know what’s going on. Stop justifying crimes & criminals!

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Gia

I hope the next stimulus check helps them. I am sure they need the money for rent and food because unemployment just aint enough.

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caring parent

As Deblasio said “Don’t need to call the police. Just talk to the neighbors to find out what happens.”

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Pat Macnamara

The truth hurts and the liberals who bow at the altar of AOC, Gianaris, and Costa are in denial. If the perps were wearing a confederate flag t shirt it would be all over the place. Disgraceful. Not a word from elected officials.

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Diego

It shows how broken the US is at the moment. People commit a felony crime and can get away with it in public view because of their color or origin. This thing hurts the minorities the most. This kind of anti social behavior is feeding human prejudice.

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Nancy

According to AOC, “Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren’t paying their rent and are scared to pay their rent. And so they go out and they need to feed their child and they don’t have money. So, you maybe have to — they’re put in a position where they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry that night.”

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Pat Macnamara

Disgraceful. SHOCKING to see that a Black Lives Matter supporter would rob an immigrant! Where is AOC? Costa? Or a criminal’s best friend Gianaris? Hard-working, law-abiding people trying to earn a living during a pandemic are hung out to dry while government coddles vandals and criminals while demonizing the police every single chance they get. If the COVID doesn’t kill you the crime will.

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Barbara bouie

Thank you astoria post for your description. Description of the suspects are politically correct. And thats the way it should be. #BLM

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