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Police Release Photos of Fake UPS Workers Wanted for Astoria Shooting

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Dec. 28, 2017 By Christian Murray

The police have released photos of the two suspects wanted for shooting a 53-year-old man inside his Astoria apartment while claiming to be UPS deliverymen earlier this month.

The men gained entry into a residential building at around 9:50 a.m. Dec. 21 in the vicinity of 24th Street and 21st Avenue after claiming to be UPS deliverymen, police said.

They then knocked on the front door of the victim’s first floor apartment with one of them claiming to be a delivery person.

When the victim opened the door, a struggle ensued and the victim was shot in the thigh.

The victim, Mohibul Islam, was taken to Elmhurst General Hospital in stable condition.

The first suspect is described as black, last seen wearing a dark jacket, dark pants, black and white Nike sneakers and black hat.

The second suspect is described as Hispanic, last seen wearing a gray and black jacket, black pants, black winter hat and latex gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)

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