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Man Robbed of Cellphone at Knifepoint on 30th Avenue, NYPD Seeks Suspect

Suspect (Photo: NYPD)

Aug. 1, 2019 By Max Murray

The NYPD is searching for a man in connection with a knife-point robbery in Astoria during the early hours Sunday morning.

At 12:40 a.m., on July 28, the suspect approached a 35-year-old man with a knife in front of 23-05 30th Ave.and demanded the victim’s cell phone.

The victim complied and the suspect fled the scene with the victim’s property.

The suspect is pictured having a beard and wearing a black T-shirt, dark colored shorts, and white shoes.

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).

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34 Comments

Mr Nobody

Wow I never saw so much scared New Yorkers in my life. Dude crime is everywhere. Something tell me everyone here commenting think it suppose to be like heaven all peacefully…I wish, reality is everyone view the world differently and you have to realize that a mayor ain’t gonna fix it nor a president not even a plague I believe some people are born evil some are born good and some are born to follow. Fearful people follow

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WAKE UP! We need change!

Criminals like this thug are emboldened by Deblasio’s soft on crime policies.

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Bill de Blowsio

100%. He has the nerve to say crime rate is down because the police can’t do anything without getting scrutinized.

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David

As much as I can’t stand Deblasio and a person, posting here, who lacks the ability to reason is forcing me to defend the self loathing Deblasio but I am compelled to do it. According to You Texas would be crime free but has more crime than New York, please explain.

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Ann

Your overreacting. I lived in Astoria for a year and I do not mind having to carry mace, brace knuckles and installing an alarm system in my apartment.

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kelly

Astoria is still a great neighborhood. I grew up there, and lived there most of my life. The park is beautiful, Ditmars Blvd. has newer, better stores, and fyi…. crime is everywhere. Compared to other places, Astoria is still a decent, clean place to live.

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kyle

Yea! So then they can house them in new developments (called affordable housing) and they they can be your neighbors.

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David

FOH- History has shown breaking up pockets of poverty or even “bands” of criminals does work in reducing their numbers. Housing projects were never the original intention for housing the poor, they arose out of rich and middle class communities resistance to shouldering the “absorption or assimilation” of smaller groups of poor into mainstream society. Hence Mount Laurel decision.

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Poverty doesn't cause crime...

Actually the intent of the housing projects in NY was to house the poor. It was founded in the wake of the Great Depression as a way to house the masses living in slums. One more error, crime isn’t caused by poverty, however crime does cause poverty because anyone with the means to leave does. The crime in the projects is generational and cultural. Break the cycle, change the culture and you’ll see results. Throwing money at the problem doesn’t work, decades of observation proves that.

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Good kid. All he needs is access to fresh fruit and vegetables and other programs so he won’t join gangs, deal drugs, and rob people.

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Agreed, police should have unlimited power

Police should be able to search anyone for no reason. Its in the Constitution!

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Harry Bingham IV

Multiple knife-point robberies in Astoria last week alone, train assaults, homeless all over.
Yep, the Democrats are fully back in charge. I say give it a few more years and the Rudy/Bratton clean-up will be totally erased. It was so good for so long that we actually forgot how bad things can get when the Donkeys rule unchecked. And you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

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Luis

The millennials and out of state transplants living in NYC don’t know how dangerous this city used to be in the 70’s & 80’s.

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FOH

What the hell does that mean? Criminals aren’t cicadas, waiting around for 40 years to spring into action!

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Common sense

Oh yeah? Just because it was bad that long ago we should accept it as normal today and ignore any attempt at progress? Backward logic.

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Mac

Obviously never been to Louisiana, Alabama Mississippi or Tennessee. All the highest crime states according to FBI stats are Republican strong holds except New Mexico.

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Common sense

This is mediocrity mentality. Just because you are doing better than your neighbor doesn’t mean you are doing good. Ok?

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Jackie

Do not let social media, newspapers and tv news stations fool you. Crime is down in Astoria and its very safe. Think of it all as fake news that we see, hear and read about.

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Paul Kersey

Tell that to the victim of this crime. Sitting on your stoop on a summer night minding your business and you are robbed by a knife-wielding Sasquatch. Crime is definitely up in Astoria and social media is exposing these incidents. Wake up and go back to the dog run with your yapping dogs.

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Michael

I don’t know about you, Jackie, but I’ve been going here (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/stats/crime-statistics/borough-and-precinct-crime-stats.page#queens) every week to check the official stats for my precinct, the 114th. I don’t get my stats from the TV. And these stats show that some crime is up, and some is down. For this report, which is 7/22 to 7/28 (https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/cs-en-us-114pct.pdf) I am seeing that Felony Assault, Grand Larceny, G.L.A. (Grand Larceny Auto?) and Misdemeanor Sex Crimes are all up, while Misdemeanor Assault is almost the same (one more so far this year).

Larceny, Burglary, G.L.A.and Housing are all up from two years ago, Misdemeanor Sex Crimes are up 44% and Shooting Vic. has doubled, while Shooting Inc. is up 80%.

Those are all official stats straight from the police for the 114th precinct. “Down” and “safe” are relative terms. Either way, there’s this knifepoint robbery, there was a guy chased into a 7-11 around the corner from me on 30th Ave (https://astoriapost.com/man-beaten-stabbed-inside-astoria-7-eleven-nypd) and there was a multiple stabbing at a bar also right by 30th (https://astoriapost.com/astoria-resident-arrested-for-slashing-four-men-outside-31st-street-pub-nypd). In addition a number of pharmacies, including one a couple blocks the other way up 30th, were hit by this genius, including one where he shot a worker at Duane Reed.

That’s all since November and within blocks of my apartment, and along with the explosion of homeless on the trains it concerns me.

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