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Three Men Rob Astoria Bodega at Gunpoint , Good Samaritan Who Chased After Them Shot in Leg: NYPD

Nov. 19, 2018 By Meghan Sackman

The police are looking for three men who robbed an Astoria bodega at gunpoint Saturday night and then shot a Good Samaritan who chased after them.

The three men, one of whom was wearing a fake police shield around his neck, went into the Bonoful Grocery, located at 29-11 36th Ave., and claimed some illegal activity was taking place inside the store, according to the NYPD.

The men then displayed a firearm and went on to take $2,000 in cash from the register. They then fled westbound on 36th Avenue, police said.

A 30-year-old man who was in the store at the time pursued the trio on foot and after a brief scuffle was shot one time in the leg near the corner of 36th Avenue and 29th Street.

The suspects then fled in a burgundy minivan northbound on 29th Street. EMS transported the victim to an area hospital in stable condition.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

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Zoo crew

114 precinct leads all of queens in murders…..where are the beat cops from 80 and 90s gone….community policing..our children will never know what it was like growing up here in astoria and seeing a cop walk down the block…..greeting people and knowing every kids name….even playing stickball with the fellas slinging his 38 on his side….when men were men….


soooo surprising that they “fled westbound on 36th ave”… three short blocks to Ravenswood projcets. Government taking money from law abiding citizens to pay for free housing to criminals needs to stop.


Westbound on 36th is where their van was. They fled north on 29th st but thank you for pining this on people in the projects with no evidence. We can blame an immigrant next if you like?


I am an immigrant. That doesn’t mean i need to be in favor of crime or ignore facts. I’ve lived in this neighborhood for 20 years and I can tell you that the majority of crime does emanate from either ravenswood or astoria projects or queensbridge. It’s become a free for all instead of helping those that are really in need and policing those who degrade the quality of life for the rest of us.


evidence? plot the location of reported crimes over the last 18th months on a map of astoria… i dare you.

Paul Kersey

Any description of the perps? Other than the fake police shield and color of the minivan?Any video footage from inside the bodega?


sadly, the latest flavor of “progressive” “community organizing” leadership in cities like New York are no longer focused on the quality of life of it’s citizens, but rather on ensuring that it’s ever-growing base of impoverished and dependent citizens under their thumb are held down, prevented from moving up economically into the middle class, and are continually voting these degenerates into power.


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