Nov. 20, By Christian Murray
A man was robbed at knife point and then escorted to two ATMs to withdraw cash in Astoria last month, police said.
The knife-wielding suspect followed the 32-year-old victim on Steinway Street at around 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5 before demanding cash, police said.
The victim, who was in front of 31-67 Steinway Street when he was mugged, complied and handed over $20.
The suspect then demanded more money and walked the victim over to an ATM where he withdrew $60 and gave it to the alleged perpetrator.
The suspect then walked the victim to another ATM, located at 32-16 Steinway Street, and forced him to withdraw an additional $220. The robber then fled with the money, police said.
The alleged perpetrator is described as black, 20-25 years of age, 5’9″, 175 lbs., dark complexion, facial hair, last seen wearing a black jacket, black jeans, white shirt and black and white sneakers.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS