April 6, 2018 By Tara Law
Police are searching for three men who robbed a woman of her headphones at the 46th St. (M/R) subway station in Astoria on March 28.
The woman, 18, was standing on the R train platform at around 11:39 p.m. when the men approached her, police say. One of the men grabbed her Beats headphones, striking her in the head as he ripped them away.
The men then took off down 49th Street towards Northern Boulevard. The victim refused medical attention.
Police describe two of the men as black and between 18 and 25; the other suspect is black and “under 20 years-old.”
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).
Glad the victim was not hurt to bad. Hate to say it…but the projects are a few blocks away. Really need more
under-covers in that station.
One of the problems is the police are sitting in the station eating their McDonald’s instead of walking it off like the police use to do years ago. The police are overweight.
The camera’s that they sell to stores are a joke the pictures are distorted.
Subways should have clear cameras that work right.
Subways should have sound systems where you can understand the announcements, too, but you know how that goes.
I’ve been harassed dozens of times, not just a couple of times, at this train station. 911 does not dispatch the police in time. Also, the police do not do the rounds at this location. We’ve also spoken with City Council, etc. It’s unsafe. Unfortunately it’s going to take something more extreme for the politicians and police to do the right thing and focus on the problems in this area.
J.Smith – I think one problem is there are no video cameras here in the subway platform underneath. What do you think?
They’ll all be there for the candlelight vigil, though.