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Police Release Video of Suspects Wanted in Attempted Robbery in Astoria

July 31, 2019 By Allie Griffin

The police are looking for several individuals involved in an attempted robbery Monday evening in Astoria. The suspects can be seen in a security video released by the NYPD.

The individuals approached a 53-year-old man in front of 31-25 45th Street, brandished a firearm and demanded he give them his cell phone, cops said. The victim threw his phone away from the individuals, while a witness dialed 911. The suspects ran empty-handed toward 31st Street.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of these individuals 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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Zack

I think you need to do what you do best and give that guy more downvotes. Heck give yourself a couple more. You deserve it!

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Chris Fehn

These people hang out at the IS10 School handball court. They hang out and sell drugs and the individual seen in the white t-shirt is named Eddie. The rest of the individuals also frequent the IS10 handball court and they come from the nearby Bryant Projects.

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Helen

Some people do try to get the police involved but there is not much they could do other than tell people to be an alert when walking around Astoria and call 911 to report emergencies.

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Harriet

You actually think that the police is going to approach someone or a group of young adults that fit the description above based on the very vague surveillance video or a vague call that someone might make? Check out some videos on line the public is posting and see how some people are verbally attacking cops and threatening to get them fired or sued for being approached and questioned.

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Derek

These criminals were walking around Astoria with a concealed gun. Hmmmm if only there was a law that would prevent and deter people from carrying guns.

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Mike

Crime is obviously increasing in Astoria but the idiots out there are claiming otherwise because of the fewer arrests made by police officers. The numbers are artificially low!!!

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Proof please

“Crime is obviously increasing in Astoria…”
“The numbers are artificially low!!!”

Please provide proof and not opinion, thanx

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Loblaw & Hutz, Attorneys at Law

Crime is down across almost all categories. We just think crime is on an uptick because of social media and apps like Citizen that report incidents almost instantaneously. We’ve become aware of more now than we used to.

I’m a defense attorney. Believe me, crime is down. My caseload is down. If NYPD is making fewer arrests despite having better resources to aid in their investigations and video being nearly omnipresent, then that’s on them, but they have the tools solve crimes and make arrests. I grew up in Astoria, and believe me, the 1970s and 80s – this was a totally different neighborhood, and not in a good way.

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Michael

That isn’t true. These are the NYPD’s stas for the 114th Precinct for 7/22 to 7/28:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/stats/crime-statistics/borough-and-precinct-crime-stats.page#queens)

Some crime is up and some is down. I am seeing that Felony Assault, Grand Larceny, G.L.A. (Grand Larceny Auto?) and Misdemeanor Sex Crimes are all up, while Misdemeanor Assault is almost the same (one more so far this year).

Larceny, Burglary, G.L.A.and Housing are all up from two years ago, Misdemeanor Sex Crimes are up 44% and Shooting Vic. has doubled, while Shooting Inc. is up 80%.

So to say “crime is down across almost all categories” is misleading at best. I’m not saying things have returned to the 70s or 80s, but it has not been a constant downward arc.

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Astoria citizen

To editor: Did the suspects run toward 31st AVENUE, or 31st street ? Bc the address is between 31st Avenue and broadway.

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Paul Kersey

Good kids. They need access to fresh fruit and vegetables and other programs so they won’t join gangs, deal drugs, and rob people.

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