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NYPD: Teens steal car in Sunnyside, then crash it into parked truck in Astoria



July 7, 2016 Staff Report

Police are searching for a group of teens who allegedly stole a car in Sunnyside, took it for a joy ride and then crashed it in Astoria.

The teens entered the Zip Car parking lot at 47-01 Queens Boulevard, broke into the vehicle and drove it off the site sometime between 11:50 pm June 26th and 9 am June 27, according to police.

The teens then crashed the car into a parked truck that was occupied by a 37-year-old woman outside of 32-44 48th Street at 9:30 am on June 27th. The four teens fled the vehicle and ran northbound on 48th Street, police said.

No one was injured in the collision.

Police describe the first suspect as a male, Asian, 15 to 18 years old. He was last seen wearing glasses, a black shirt, beige shorts and black sneakers.

The second individual is a male, Asian, 15 to 18 years old. He was last seen wearing light colored baseball cap, a dark colored shirt, light colored pants and black sneakers.

The third suspect is a male, Asian, 15 to 18 years old, who was last seen wearing dark colored t-shirt, black pants and black sneakers.

The fourth individual is a male, Asian, 15 to 18 years old. He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, light blue jeans and he had on a black backpack.

Police have released photos taken from a witness, and are asking anyone with any information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).


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These teens are showing us the dangers of driving cars. We need to ditch our automobiles and grab a bike.


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