Dec. 13, 2018 By Christian Murray
The police are looking for a man who mugged two men–in two separate incidents–in Astoria this week.
The first robbery took place at around 8:50 p.m. on Tuesday when the suspect approached a 24-year-old man from behind in front of 30-50 23rd St. and grabbed him by the neck.
The suspect demanded the victim’s property and forcibly removed the man’s cellphone and wallet, which contained $1,100, police said.
The following day, Dec. 12, the suspect approached a 20-year-old man at about 3:15 a.m. in the vicinity of 30th Avenue and 23rd Street, police said. The suspect grabbed the victim by the neck and demanded his property. The suspect then took off with the victim’s cellphone.
The suspect is described as black, in his 20s or 30s, about 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing approximately 240 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie and blue pants.
Anyone with information on either of these cases should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-8477, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.