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Police Arrest Man Wanted for Mugging Five Astoria Women

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Aug. 14, 2018 By Tara Law

Police have arrested a 26-year-old man who allegedly mugged five Astoria women in their twenties at knifepoint.

Donald Grier, a 26-year-old Parks and Recreation employee, was arrested at 8 p.m. last night and charged with one count of robbery. Police said that Greir’s last known residence was 34-15 12th St., a Ravenswood Houses building.

Grier first targeted a woman, 27, at 11:30 p.m. on July 28 in front of 34-19 33rd St., police said. Grier allegedly displayed a machete and took $120 out of her purse.

At 11:05 p.m. the next day, he allegedly robbed a 23-year-old woman near 30-62 36 St. at knifepoint and took $60 cash from her.

Next, Grier allegedly attacked a 21-year-old woman on July 31 at 4:30 a.m. on the corner of 43rd Street and 31st Avenue. He choked her and grabbed her wallet, which contained credit cards and $30 in cash. The victim walked to New York Presbyterian Hospital of Queens, where she was treated for cuts and scrapes.

The suspect went after another woman on Aug. 3 at 12:52 a.m. He walked up to the victim, 29, as she was walking into her home near 43rd Street and 34th Avenue. The suspect shoved her into her building’s lobby and tried to pull her bag away, but took off without managing to steal it.

FInally, Grier allegedly grabbed a 28-year-old woman from behind on Aug. 5 at 12:43 a.m. in front of 34-35 29th St. He put the victim into a chokehold and snatched her purse, which contained credit cards, and fled the scene.

The police investigation of these incidents is ongoing.

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Imagine working hard all day to pay rent, food, taxes, bills, etc and some loser robs you at knifepoint while your walking your dog at night. A loser that lives in a taxpayer subsidized Ravenswood apartment funded from your hard earned taxes. Unbelievable.

ronald mcdonald

dudnt say anything about her ealking a dog i have a pitbull n live up tbe block i wish he would attack me while walking my pit i eoukd if let my dog rip his neck open
im just saying


This SOB tried attacking my mother Luckily she was walking with my pitbull and he didnt notice. Thank you 114th for grabbing this , now give me 10 mins in a cell with him.

Bill De Blowsio

Don’t worry, he’ll be out of jail in no time with a simple slap on the wrist. Don’t say I didn’t tell you so.


Is this who Trump was referring to when he said “very fine people”?

Oh wait those were his white supremacist supporters.


I wonder what kind of excuses he will come up with at trial for robbing all those women?


5 Astoria women robbed by this POS using a knife. Thank you NYPD for taking him off the street.

Never Left Astoria

Wait – if you check him on webcrims – he only has 1 charge and bail at $1500 (which of course he did not post). WTF 114???


Unfortunately you are right. Our hard earned tax dollars subsidized his Ravenswood rent while he robbed us. So sad!


So sad. Working hard to barley get by and some dirtbag whose literally living off our tax dollars is robbing us at knifepoint.


So so many reasons – companionship, loyalty, the act of adopting a rescue dog – Jesus, my 18 year old chihuahua died last year and I still mourn the loss he was wonderful and being his owner was a gift – his name was Oscar – and protection was not his forte- he was scared of flies


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