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Astoria Supermarket Employee Assaulted by Pair Trying to Steal Groceries


Aug. 14, 2020 By Allie Griffin

Police are looking for a man and a woman who assaulted an employee at an Astoria supermarket last Friday while they were trying to flee the store with stolen groceries.

The male suspect whacked a 54-year-old employee with a broom at around 3 a.m. when the worker confronted the pair for not paying for their food items while leaving Trade Fair Supermarket, located at 22-20 36th Ave., police said.

The alleged shoplifter slashed the employee’s arm, and the pair managed to exit the store on foot in an unknown direction. The victim told police he didn’t require medical attention.

Police released the following descriptions of the alleged thieves.

The male suspect is described as having a heavy build and black hair. He was last seen wearing a gray sleeveless shirt, black shorts with white stripes on the side and a black hat.

Police said the woman has a heavy build and black hair in a bun. She was last seen wearing a black sleeveless shirt, black tights, black sandals and a black mask and  was carrying a brown purse.

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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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Why aren't the boomers blaming this on his race?!

Hmm is there something about his complexion that prevented them from being offended this time?

“The description didn’t include his race!”

Pat Macnamara

Lawlessness is what they encourage. Then they can twist the narrative for funding for some programs that lead to nowhere and offer a heft kickback to them and their friends! Keep voting blue no matter what! they are doing a great job!!!


Unfortutantely there are thugs all over the city. Lots of shooters with illegal weapons, a lot of people do not want to acknowledge the violence that is going on, but if they do it’s because of POTUS that had nothing to do with what happened with one bad police officer that had numerous complaints on him and nothing was done at the local level to prevent him to going back on the job. Speaking of thugs, robbing stores, stealing ATM’S, robbing people have NOTHING to do with any movement. You can have movement on a treadmill but ZERO progress.


what do you expect with so many homeless shelters in North Western Queens now. I am not trying to say these suspects are homeless but some homeless people are walking around high on drugs, drinking, smoking, loitering, etc. which creates a chaotic atmosphere where people feel unsafe and a perfect place for criminals. NY1 reported on this this week in Midtown Manhattan. The same is happening in Astoria. All the main avenues are dangerous and sleazy. Astoria is the nearest place of business for many hotel shelters and guests so they come here to shop, take the train and for some cause trouble.


Those are not homeless people overflowing Steinway and Grand Avenue on the weekends, spreading COVID-19 and destroying the neighborhood. They tend to be younger, self-centered and well off enough to be buying overpriced drinks.

It’s easy to blame the homeless for everything, but it is simply not factual!


But to add to your mostly true statement…The major crime comes from the Socialist Liberal “adult children” aka Gen. Y & Z! Momma & Daddy either cut them off or they ran out of their allowance. But ALOT of WHITE YOUNG people are causing a FAIR amount of the crime for FUN, HATE, or their just BORED! Their democratic “uncles” have cut off their “fun” covid convention parties….like bars, rented boats/owned yahts, mansions! Block parties have shut down resturants & one “party” at a mansion was found to be “hidding” a slew of WEAPONS! So kids are bored and playing life like a VIDEO GAME! They think they can just reset life, so no prob. Or maybe they will “wake up” in a RPG fanatasy world! They wanna be Harry Potter, now spells are in the education part of app stores. And the media shapes our youths, and ALL their movies, games & reading materials aka manga and anime are geared to those ideals! Marxism wasn’t much of a thing for the youth til an anime was subbed for it and released WORLD WIDE! Anything anime is treated like the holy grail to today’s youth and guns and violence translates to them as fun and HEROS! And they confuse REALITY with make believe cause they are the ones PUSHING for LEGALIZATION of POT aka marjuania! Covid didn’t appear as deadly til marjuania became a national pass time! Just saying…But kids didn’t grow up. Broke the World. Does STUPID things and FLAUNT & TAUNT poorer folks into going ballistic…ie when “homeless” or other races get mad and want to shut up the BRATS! Now because of the entitled Elite brats ALL white or people of non color are being targeted as being just like the brats living in a fantasy world….We need cops and truant officers to re-educate the elites on manners and REALITY! Til then welcome to NUT-topia!


This story is about a couple who are NOT in Gen Y or Z if you have decent eyes. Let’s stick to the topic at hand, shall we?


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