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Man Swipes 63-Year-Old Woman’s Wallet from Astoria Church, Assaults Her When Confronted: NYPD

Police are looking for a man who allegedly swiped a wallet from a 63-year-old woman at a church in Astoria and assaulted her when she confronted him (Suspect/NYPD and church/GMaps)

Sept. 28, 2022 By Czarinna Andres

The police are looking for a man who allegedly swiped a 63-year-old woman’s wallet while at an Astoria church on Saturday and then assaulted her when he was confronted.

The victim was attending a memorial service at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, located at 25-36 37th St., when her wallet was stolen from a bench during the service at around 5 p.m.

The woman discovered that it was missing and noticed the suspect outside of the church with it inside his pocket. When she confronted him, he slapped her hand breaking her left index finger before fleeing on foot. She was later treated for the injury at an urgent care facility.

The woman’s wallet contained approximately $30 and credit cards.

The suspect is described by police as being in his 40s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a medium complexion and medium build. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, black jacket, blue jeans, gray sneakers, eyeglasses and seen carrying a red wallet.

Police release photos and video footage of the suspect that was captured at 37-20 Astoria Blvd.

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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Marcus Angelakis

This needs old time justice ,this slime would not have made it down the block in the previous generation.


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