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Man yanks necklace from teen’s neck on Steinway Street

Aug. 4, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez

A teen’s chain was pulled and stolen from her neck by a man on Steinway Street last month, police say.

The 16-year-old girl was in front of 32-86 Steinway Street, across the street from the Rite Aid on Steinway Street and 34th Avenue, at approximately 3:50 p.m. on July 22 when a man yanked her chain, fleeing westbound with it on 34th Avenue.

Police have released a video and photo of the unidentified suspect.

The man is described as black, 30 to 40 years old, and with a beard. He was last seen wearing a green bucket hat, a camouflage shirt, camouflage shorts, and black and orange sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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Recently, I have seen a spike in the number of police cars called to residential areas just because I jog throughout Astoria, however I hardly read about those incidents. I do agree that there is an increase of questionable acting people walking around but i also relate that to the homeless shelters nearby. Check out the recent incidents on the LICPOST with regards to robberies. Many of those locations are closer to Astoria than what people deem to be LIC. While googling I found this article from last year…


Again? I can see why they keep stealing and mugging on Steinway because we have became oblivious and used to “shady” looking and acting people (see video) in Astoria. Its the same way in the residential areas (visit Ditmars).

Old Astorian

Huh, i live and own a house on ditmars and 28th, i work from home and am outside alot, i know almost everyone who passes. Is aomeone “shady” because they’re not white?


Is that your definition of a “shady” looking person? Seems like it is based on your response. Thieves/Robbers prey on people and places before they commit a crime looking for an easy target and get away. Just like what happened to this teenage girl, the delivery guys, the older man who was pushed to the floor and the man that was punched in the face by two men. Those examples actually made the media (many do not). The public needs to be aware of their surroundings and trust their instincts. Go beyond your front doorstep and be alert.


Again, this occurs during the daylight hours and with so many people around. I guess some of us will get used to it.


would have been nice if someone tackeled his ass to the groung and waited for a cop to show up


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