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NYPD: Man steals cosmetics from Duane Reade Pharmacy in Astoria, punches employee in face

June 21, 2017 Staff Report

The police released a photo of a man today who allegedly stole cosmetics and then punched an employee in the face at a Duane Reade Pharmacy in Astoria last month.

The suspect allegedly entered the pharmacy located at 35-06 Broadway on Wednesday, May 17 at around 4pm and took $640 worth of cosmetics, police said.

When he exited the store he was followed by the store manager who attempted to stop him. The suspect punched the manager in the face and fled. The manager did not sustain any serious injuries, according to police.

The suspect is described as Hispanic, 30-40 years old, 140 lbs., approximately 5’5″ tall with short brown hair. He was last seen wearing a green jump suit, green du-rag, black T-shirt and white sneakers.

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

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Poparoo 46

The guy looks like the green lantern from Spiderman hahahahahahahahah maaaaaaaan!

Estée Lauder

Let it be known, that he is certainly not part of the demographic I was after when developing MY line!


A 30-40 year old man stealing 600 dollars worth of cosmetics must have mental problems or there is a big market for stolen cosmetics on the street.


Gone are the days when people would find his outfit or behavior odd in Astoria. As someone who works nights and is home during the day I can say there are plenty of people walking around like this in Astoria. I have become oblivious to it also.


Incidents like this one are taking place through out Astoria. I am glad this one was publicized because many are not. This occurred in the middle of the afternoon on one of the busiest Avenues. With so many people here and easy access to trains, buses and highways its an easy get away for criminals to blend in and flee. Even though the suspect looks like your typical everyday Astorian that is out and your instincts and be safe.


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