March 22, 2020 By Christian Murray
The police released a photo yesterday of a man who attempted to rob a woman while she was withdrawing money from an ATM in Astoria last month.
The suspect allegedly approached a 24-year-old woman from behind while she was withdrawing money from inside the TD Bank branch at 31-04 Ditmars Blvd at around 10:45 p.m. on Feb. 22. The man simulated he had a gun with his finger and demanded she hand him over $1,000.
The woman did not comply with his demand and the suspect then fled in an unknown direction.
The suspect is described as black, approximately 6 feet tall, with a slim build and being in his early 20s. He was last seen wearing a black jacket.
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).
Thank all the progressive politicians like Costa, Ginaris, Steve Levin, Corey Johnson, deblasio for all that is happening in Astoria and all over the city. Catering to criminals. While we are in the midst of a pandemic and have to practice social distancing and staying at home, nyc council and various advocating groups demanding more prisoners be released using the coronavirus outbreak to release them back on street not knowing if they are infected or not. They should be isolated and not released in public. How about the essential workers to still have to take the train and be out facing this criminals?! We are experiencing a shortage of hospital beds but NYC council is quietly working on building new jail in neighborhoods and closing Rikers using any excuse. It’s mind boggling. Vote them out!!!!!
that same guy I saw walk in behind me at the td bank on steinway street. I decided not to take any money out and just left. he kept staring at me trying to see where I was going.
With everything that’s going on where people aren’t walking around as much as they usually do, there are still POS out to hurt people. I hope with that first of many mug shots, he gets caught and put in jail. Maybe Rikers since people there are getting the virus.
He will be out in no time with movie tickets, chocolate bars, metrocard faster than ever because there is pandemic.
Trust your instincts. I walked into a bank to use an ATM just last week around the corner from this location and walked away after a man stopped pasting back and forth and came to the machine right next to me looking over my shoulder as I was about to open my purse. Banks need to hire security. I can not wait to leave this neighborhood when this over. All these restaurants and bars that opened up the past years mainly catering to visitors and tourists are useless to the majority of residents in times like these. The pharmacies and markets are what are keeping residents going especially for the people that do not drive. Its such a shame that so many stores were pushed out that catered to the neighborhood. Its so hard to find food, household supplies and things needed for quick home repairs and when the neighborhood is not safe it makes things more difficult.
Deb- Get yourself over to Brooklyn, Chelsea or Lower East Side. No crime in any of these places.
I am planning on moving out of NYC when this all over. Astoria used to be nice but its just too over crowded, loud, polluted and over rated for my liking. The sense of a family oriented and safe neighborhood is gone. The homeless and mental ill population has moved into our streets. Its funny how many renters that could took the first flight out of here and went back home to other states to be with family (you can actually find parking) when all this occur ed. I can imagine how many people were infected due to all the bars and restaurants that were open last week in Astoria.
Deb, negative people like you do need to leave our neighborhood. Why wait till this is over? Pack your bags and get out of this hell hole. The community will miss you.
Mac – no crime in Brooklyn? Maybe not in Brooklyn Heights.
Shocking. Astoria becoming more like bronx everyday. Best decision was to get out.
This is not good.
Thank you, Costa C!!!
Well…. I wouldn’t be at the bank that late withdrawing money… too many weirdos at that hour.