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Man robbed at gunpoint outside Astoria school

Jan. 16, 2015 By Michael Florio

The 114th precinct is seeking any information on a suspect who robbed a man at gunpoint outside an Astoria school.

The suspect approached the 24-year-old victim in front of P.S. 2, located at 75-10 21st Ave, at roughly 10:45 pm on Wednesday, Jan. 7. He then displayed a gun and demanded the victim’s property, according to the NYPD.

The suspect took the victim’s wallet, containing $6, and his Samsung Galaxy phone, before fleeing the scene.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5-foot-11, 175 pounds with long black braids and a medium build.

Police are asking for anyone with any information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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This is not the first incident of robbery in our neighborhood. Cars have had parts stolen off them. The neighbors are feeling threatened by the people who are temporarily housed at the Westway Hotel. The bus has had some unsavory characters riding and cursing at the neighborhood people also. By coincidence they get off at the Westway Hotel bus stop. These are not our regular people from our neighborhood. All I can say is you have to be on guard and stay alert at all times.

Ditmars Blvd Resident

The Westway homeless shelter is right up the block from where this happened- coincidence????


You want to hear another coincidence?? This is my friend that was robbed. The next day his wallet was found (minus money & credit cards of course), Guess where it was found?? That’s right, on the street by the Westway. An employee at Jackson Hole found it and returned it.


If I mugged someone and knew that everyone already suspected Westway, then I’d surely drop it there to throw everyone off my trail.


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