June 11, 2018 By Tara Law
Police are searching for four men who allegedly beat up a man in a Steinway Street pizzeria and stole a woman’s cellphone.
The four suspects got into an argument with the two victims, a 38-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman, inside 3 Bros Pizza at 25-89 Steinway Street at around 4 a.m. on June 3, police said.
One of the assailants started to punch and kick the male victim. Another assailant grabbed the woman’s phone when it fell to the floor in the melee.
The four assailants took off on foot, leaving the male victim with a concussion and bruising on his head and body.
Emergency responders brought the male victim to Astoria General Hospital, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Police describe the four suspects as black men who are between 20 and 30 years old. One of the suspects was last seen wearing basketball jersey, a baseball cap and a beard. The second was wearing a basketball jersey and a baseball cap. The third was wearing a skull cap and a striped T-shirt. The fourth had a beard and was wearing dark clothing.
Anyone with information in regards 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).
Wow! I guess the 114 Precinct hasn’t changed. Back In the 70’s if your name too many vowels they’d never show up.
I live on a neighboring street to this Steinway location. It’s an awful street now. I really liked Astoria 7 years ago. It sucks now. Looking forward to moving.
If all these places did not make money they would shut down. One fight in a pizza joint and ever racist and prejudiced person comes on here to try and blame the surrounding shops. They are not going no where folks get used to it!
This is not one isolated incident. You should really wake up and start realizing that these places are bringing in criminals to the neighborhood. There was a shooting a half a block away in March.
Trash and thugs thats what these hooker clubs are attracting i say shut them zll down who needs this garbage in our neighborhood
I completely agree and have called community board 1 several times with same complaint. The community needs to step up if we want to lave in a safe place.
Good pictures of the bad guys, hopefully will make it relatively easy to find them.
Gotta agree that nothing good can happen at a cheap pizza joint at 4am on a block filled with hookah bars.
there is some truth to this because some years back when dance clubs and some topless joints speckled Astoria and LIC many fights, shootins and stabbings occured on wknds. People were coming from Bronx, Bklyn and LI if a club was really really popular. One in particular under the L across from Goodyear tire was a regular spot for chaos and violence every wknd. and was eventually closed down because of this.
This is a residential area of Astoria that is growing and will be here for generations to come. There is also a mosque and a new school on that block. People have no respect. Its needs a bigger police presence in the night. We need to stop ignoring certain parts of Astoria and pretending they do not exist.
This neighborhood is not the same anymore. It was way cleaner, less crowded, and less losers walking around vaping crack in your face. Such a shame, Astoria is slowly but surely losing it’s old school family vibe! And lets not forget about the rents for apartments that don’t look worth the price! Unbelievable…. They need to set limits on what can be built or taken over.
The worst part of Astoria is all the new development and shops trying to make it something it’s not, never was and never will be.
It really depends where in Astoria you live. 10-20 % of Astoria is still peaceful and family friendly.
That area is vile on Saturday night. Nothing good happens @ 4AM at a 99¢ pizza joint after a night of partying. You are either beaten senseless or spend the majority of your Sunday with explosive diarrhea.
You nailed it, Tim
Why does it take so long for the 114 pct to make this “stuff” public?
Wow! I guess the 114 Precinct hasn’t changed. Back I the 70’s if your name too many vowels they’d never show up.
bunch of useless thugs who come here for the Hookah bars and to party.
Nothing good has come from the addition of more hookah bars. Continual violence in this area of Astoria due to these spots
How do you know that they come from other places? They can all be from Astoria. Its ignorant of you to think so.
They are 100% from a ghetto neighborhood (e.g. not Astoria)
When in doubt, blame outsiders I guess.
Astoria is small and by “ghetto neighborhood” if you mean public housing here is a list of what is in Astoria I can think of:
-Queensbridge Houses (technically L.I.C. but close enough)
More to Come!
I’ll bet they left their garbage in the street after.
And the landlord then gets ticketed for a dirty sidewalk area the next morning!
This used to be a decent neighborhood, but the developers, and night life ruined it beyond recognition! Walk around during the day and its a whole different vibe/scene. Rent/buy away from the bars and restaurants if you are looking to live in peace and safety.
just to be clear there have been many and I mean many robberies during the day too — Astoria is finished……
Correct. The Citibank right next door was robbed.