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Police Search for Teens Who Stole $300 of Haagen-Dazs From Astoria Rite Aid

32-14 31st St. (Google)

June 6, 2018 By Tara Law

Two teenagers snatched $300 worth of Haagen-Dazs ice cream from an Astoria Rite Aid Tuesday and punched an employee who attempted to stop them, police said.

The teens grabbed the ice cream at the Rite Aid located at 32-14 31st St. at around 12:50 p.m. June 5, police said.

An employee tried to grab one of suspects when he noticed the theft. One of the teens punched the employee in the chest, and the pair took off running west down Broadway.

The suspects are believed to be black and about 16 or 17 years old, police said. One of them is described to be about 5 feet 5 inches tall and 150 pounds, and the other as 5 feet 10 inches tall and 150 pounds.

The employee was not injured in the robbery.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). 

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25 Comments

Marcus

Just down that street is a Dollar General store that had numerous thefts from laundry detergents to ice cream and I’ll bet these are the repeat offenders from the previous Dollar General incident. They need to beef up security in that area or have the clerks stash baseball bats behind the counters and crack some skulls of these pieces of garbage.




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gayle

There is a dollar store on 20th ave now. Its much nicer, with a friendly staff and good products for the whole family.




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Jessie

To say that these kids are from the projects without knowing for sure is not fair and is just not true without solid proof. What I can say is that the kids that walk around Astoria these days have little to no respect for anyone. What was once a family oriented neighborhood is now turning into a sewer!




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Tim

That Rite Aid sucks anyway. Gigantic store with 1 cashier who seems confused by simple math.




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Anonymous

They are stealing it to resell at a local deli. Lmao . They get 1-2 dollars per ice cream and then they can go smoke their weed for the day. You wanna find them? Check the patterns.
Astoria is very small.




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mido

The ice cream would of melted. Perhaps they poured it into plastic cups and sold it as Protein Shakes to appeal to the new generation of renters in Astoria.




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Sherri R

I grew up in Ravenswood in the 1960s and early 1970’s and Queensbridge hasn’t changed at all since then so they are probably from there.




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P

There is nothing for these teens to do. Work programs should be set up for these kids. Pay them something to clean the streets, parks or learn a trade from people willing to mentor these kids. Allow homeowners hire them {through some central monitoring office) to help with gardening, etc. I am sure there are some business people, trades people, etc., who could mentor these kids. If adults take interest in them maybe they will grow up to be productive adults and contributors to society. Cheaper for taxpayers to pay these kids a small stipend then pay for their “rehabilitation” in jails! If they learn a way to support themselves, have a place to go to every day and have the attention and interest of an adult, it would be a “win win” situation for all.




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yaj

How about teaching their mother and fathers how to parent! And not set up programs that could back fire on ordinary hard working folks! Its a joy to see some parents around here talking to and interacting with their children and teens as they walk the neighborhood.




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Edmund

Much easier to teach/change kids and teens than adults. Adults are set in their ways.




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Anonymous

Same thing happened to Metfood in Middle Village! There are wanted posters up for them!




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Bruno

DeBlasio will have them enrolled in Stuyvesant High School after they’re caught. DeBlasio needs to diversify the projects these guys come from.




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judy

Ensuring that all are equal in all things is not a virtue, though that is incomprehensible to the likes of DeBlasio. Anyway, there’s a lot more paths to success than Stuyvesant High School.




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vary

There is a good possibility that they are from the family homeless shelters around here. In the spring and once school is out some shelter teens roam the neighborhood and are disrespectful as i seen them urinating, loitering, littering, cussing, smoking, avoiding traffic lights, dodging cars for fun, getting into fights and so forth. Most teens that live in Astoria from every background have a little more respect for others and the neighborhood.




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wafa

NYC is very segregated as is Astoria! Suggesting where suspects that fit a wanted description might live locally can be helpful.




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Lisa59

Hope you’re not a child ( teenagers ) Think before you write. Correct. HOW DID YOU KNOW THEY WERE BLACK. YOU HAVE DARK SKIN INDIAN.AN SPANISH PEOPLE.ARE YOUR TRYING TO GIVE THE PROJECTS A BAD REP. PLEASE.




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