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Police Looking For E-Bike Riding Thief Who Robbed Two People On Astoria Streets

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July 24, Staff Report

Police are looking for an e-bike rider who robbed two people on the streets of Astoria in May and June.

The first robbery occurred on May 26 at 1:40 p.m., near 48-01 Northern Blvd. The victim, a 30-year-old man, was waiting at a bus stop when an unidentified man approached him on an e-bike. He threatened to hurt the victim and demanded money, police said.

The victim handed over $102 and the man fled northbound on 48th Street. The victim was not physically injured.

Later, just after midnight on June 3, a 36-year-old woman was walking in front of 32-33 44th St. when the thief rushed up behind her, demanded that she stay still and removed her backpack. He then fled southbound on 44th street, riding what a police spokesperson described as a golden e-bike. The victim was also not physically injured in this incident.

Police have released a video of the unidentified man from after the second robbery.

Anyone with information in regards to the identity of the man is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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The Gold Rider

Can Spider Man stop the Gold Rider from robbing the hipsters? Stay tuned..

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How is a 36 year old a hipster again?

You need to update your copy-and-paste rant to “millennials”

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Copy Paste Nazi

What do you have against the copy and paste commands Mr. Grumpy Hipster? Aren’t you copying and pasting ‘copy-and-paste’ on all comments yourself?

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Copy Paste Loser

It’s funny how the number of thumbs up for your comment matches the number of thumbs down for my comment. You’re chubby fingers must be tired from constantly changing your ip address.

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Peter L Roussos

That type of elevator is used in three projects in Astoria. Queensbrige Ravenwood and Astoria Projects. How hard is it to stakeout all three and look for a guy with a bright yellow moped??? SMH

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FOH

“A stakeout” he says! LOL!!!!!!

Queensbridge alone has over two dozen buildings. Who’s gonna pay for a police stakeout over $102 and backpack? YOU!?

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Frances Michaels

Where ever that video is, that’s where he lives !! In the projects !!

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thanks deblasio

You should really call the police with that hot tip. They could then surround the building, 24 hours a day/7 days a week, covering every possible exit all the time, searching and IDing every person that leaves until the kid comes out, and arrest him.

But of course they wont. thanks deblasio

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Phil

I am used to bikers flagrantly breaking the law and having a reckless disregard for the wellbeing of everyone around them, but this is a new low.

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Cyclist deaths are up this year

Have you ever driven faster than the speed limit?

Or do you pretend to care about casually breaking the law only when it’s about someone else?

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Sara Ross

What was she doing coming home at midnight? This is why I’m home no later than 6pm with my door locked.

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