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Police search for man who robbed Ditmars Blvd Rite-Aid store

Dec. 20, 2016 By Staff Report

Police are searching for a man who robbed a pharmacy and assaulted an employee in Astoria last Friday.

The suspect entered the Rite-Aid at 43-02 Ditmars Boulevard around 9 a.m., Dec. 16, and began removing merchandise from the store, according to police.

The man then pushed a 42-year-old employee to the ground as she tried to stop him from leaving with the items. The suspect fled with more than 50 tubes of toothpaste.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man around 27 years old, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 185 pounds.

Police have released a photo and video of the suspect, and anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).



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Poparoo 46

Hey maaan. Its not just Hispanics,its latins too maaaan. They do alot of crime maaan. In the 70s you never saw this because the neighborhood was all European. Greek italian german the irish helped screw it up with the alcohol maaaaaan


They were not taught well when they were little and the media just teaches them craps and show you stupid things and stupid people who have no shame and no value.


With the homeless shelter near by it is so much harder to distinguish who is here for the wrong reasons. Upper Ditmars is full of ghetto people walking around mostly on the avenue.


I read astoria, sunnyside, jackson heights, and l.i.c posts. It seems like most of these crimes , wether they are sexual assaults, robbery,muggings ect, are commited by Hispanics .


Wow so they described this suspect as a Hispanic and in another article they described a suspect as specifically Spanish. This news paper is all over the place. @build that wall guy, you need to learn how to read. Build that wall is not a name idiot.


As a latin man I find your response offensivec I have lived in Astoria my whole life and see now more theft than ever before. Whites also rob banks and I guess we don’t see people saying ” whites” why am I not surprised


That devolved quickly. As always, your comments are enlightening and well thought out. F-ing idiot. Who are YOU that this is YOUR country? Let me guess, white (possibly greek but definitely descendant of immigrants), 10th grade education, and now living on social security or disability, amirite?


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