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Police Search For Three Men Who Robbed Woman at Knifepoint

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Aug. 6, 2018 By Tara Law

Police are searching for three men who held a 21-year-old woman up at knifepoint and robbed her last week.

The trio knocked on a door of a commercial building near Steinway Street and 34th Ave. at around 3 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2.

When the victim answered the door, one of the men wrapped his arm around the back of her neck, clasping his hand over her mouth. He then pushed her away from the door and grabbed her by the neck. He forced her to sit down and pulled out a knife, police said.

The two other men then searched the premises, but were unable to find cash. The men went through the victim’s purse and took her three cellphones: a pink iPhone, a green Samsung and a black LG.

The men restrained the woman with a bed sheet and took off. 

The victim was uninjured and managed to free herself. She walked to another commercial location and called the police.

Police released surveillance photos from the incident below. The man who attacked the victim is wearing a do-rag.

Anyone with information in regards 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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20 Comments

Rosa

I do not care what the victim does for a living or what kind of business she was in. The woman was assaulted and robbed! These suspects need to get caught and stopped.




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charles a castro

Rosa, that’s not the point. I think we all agree that they should be caught and locked away. However, some of us think, she was prob, worker at a brothel.




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Penny

I think if the cell phones numbers that were stolen were searched you would find them on adds for adult services on the internet. We all know it is occurring but do not care until someone gets harmed or robbed.




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D.

Don’t allow racism to overtake some puzzling facts: this is a commercial enterprise, open in the early am, in a dead zone. No neighbors?
Fractured neighborhoods, by a confluence of building high rises in now low density neighborhoods, forcing neighborhoods to absorb higher populations before infrastructures enabling safe and peaceful communities. No new police precinct or satellite station, no schools, libraries, certainly no new Parks or City Parks indoor gyms.
All the aspects that scaffold a city: not there. And throw in the criminal misuse of the “hotel” description to be designated to house homeless families in single rooms, as light manufacturing in manufacturing zoned areas. No infrastructure at all. Zilch. Because “light manufacturing” is not housing.




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Tee

My question is .. three phones in her purse why… And 21 in a commercial establishment …what kind of place is this. To be answering the door at 3 am.. not that she deserved it cause they found nothing in this place. Feel bad but can’t help to think they’ve been watching this place.




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Jane

Stop the victim blaming! Would you feel the same if the victim was a man that answered the door? You are sexists and ignorant.




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Anonymous

Chicago is the perfect example of how a city can suffer from high crime regardless of the increased funding from the state/fed, strong national economy and across the board low unemployment.
Money alone cannot stop crime. Career criminals will not go away quietly. Businesses will not come to an area that’s infested with crime.
Investments in education, job training and infrastructure will ONLY work if it’s in conjunction with tough policing and tough laws.
NYC was like Chicago from the 70’s to the 90’s. Don’t let Deblasio and his policies destroy this city.




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Anonymous

Some policies show their affects right away while others take longer. Unfortunately with this mayor we have a lot more bs coming.




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Anonymous

Is everyone starting to see the increase in crime lately??? This is happening citywide. Don’t believe those that say it’s a summer seasonal thing. Don’t believe Deblasio when he says crime is down. Open your eyes folks and realize that this mayor and his policies are ruining our beautiful city.




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Bernadette

Yes he is and it seems most people would vote for him again if they had the chance….and now we have another jerk running Gov. Cuomo , this guy wants to give everything free..FREE? WE THE TAX PAYERS ARE PAYING FOR IT…WAKEUP NEW YORK BEFORE IT’s TOO LATE..GET THESE GUYS OUT OF OFFICE ……..🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸




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Bruno

Hey Bernadette only about 20% of eligible voters in NYC turned out in the last mayoral election. Are you talking about the people from your project?




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Anonymous

Cuomo is an a-hole but the alternative, Cynthia Nixon is far worse. Crowley is a bum but Ocasio-Cortez is a joke, and the republican doesn’t seem to even want the job.




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