July 30, 2018 By Christian Murray
The police are looking for three teenagers who allegedly went on an armed robbery spree in Astoria on Friday.
The first incident took place at 11:45 a.m. when the three male suspects approached a 15-year-old boy on a bicycle in front of 23-38 Broadway and then displayed a knife and pushed him to the ground. They then tried to steal his bicycle but failed in their attempt when the victim resisted. However, they made off with his iPhone 6S Plus when it fell to the ground, police said.
That evening, at 7:25 p.m., the same three teenagers attempted to steal umbrellas from Rite Aid, located at 32-87 Steinway St. When a 50-year-old male employee resisted, police said, they struck him with the umbrellas and punched him in the face. The victim sustained minor injuries.
At 7:45 p.m., the three teens hailed a yellow cab on Steinway Street, between Broadway and 34th Avenue, and when they were being dropped off in front of 1-05 Astoria Blvd. they displayed a knife and took $81 cash from the center console. They then went inside of 1-20 Astoria Blvd., police said.
The suspects are all described as black, between 15-and 19-years of age, with one being 5 feet 6 inches tall, about 145 pounds and last seen wearing a red du-rag, a black ‘Metallica’ T-shirt, black pants and black sneakers.
The second suspect is also about 5 feet 6 inches tall and 145 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black du-rang, glasses, a black ‘I Prevail’ T-shirt, black shorts and black sneakers.
The third suspect is about 5 feet 11 inches tall, 190 pounds, with close-cut black hair. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, black pants and white sneakers.
Video footage was captured from the the lobby of 1-20 Astoria Blvd. and photos from the Rite Aid store.
Anyone with information is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)
Deblasio is slowly but surely taking us back to the grimy 80’s & unfortunately the millennials/transplants that voted for him have not been around long enough to see the ugly side of NYC.
Deblasio has neutered the police & decriminalized public urination, boozing, loitering in parks after dark, turnstile jumping, etc.. NYC is a large, densely populated city with a lot of crazies. We need to stop these maniacs from hacking up kids in the Bronx, slashing random people in Brooklyn & shooting people in Queens. We need to bring back Stop & Frisk and the Broken Window policy. Proven policies that reduce crime in NYC!!!!
You should move to Staten Island, or Jersey. Blaso was carried into office by big donors. When you are swatting at blacks and latinos or whoever you look down on, the money bags are laughing all the way to the bank.
Equitable opportunity at prosperity lower crime, not militarized police or policies that favors people like yourself.
At least there is some truth in your comment. I agree that equitable opportunity lowers crime but only if it’s in conjunction with rooting out the criminal element.
I would find out very hard to believe that a career criminal will go away quietly so you can safely walk to work in the morning.
You can thank our idiot Mayor and the city council for this. They have made the system so easy on thugs like this and made the job of the Police harder by taking away the tools they used to stop things like this. They are slowing sending this city backwards after years of progress. Typical Democrats
Yeah cuz stuff like this has not occurred since time immemoral.
A Metallica t-shirt? He must have stolen that, too!
There are so many patrol cars going up and down Steinway. However, criminals know they can easily blend in with the crowds and will not be stopped or questioned by anyone so they make it an all day crime spree.
NYPD…..GO TO THE ADDRESS WHERE THEY WERE DROPPED OFF !! None of these people that know them will report them !! What are you waiting for ??
That wouldn’t be a De Blasio thing to do. Do not blame the PD.
Poor Officer de Blasio.
He runs the City and does it well,
and now you want him to walk the beat too, and catch the criminals.
I’m sure that the NYPD is way ahead of you back-seat detectives on this.
In any case, some of the worst criminals in this City come from the traitor-Trunp Tower on Fifth Avenue….
No Stan Chaz but when you decriminalize urinating in public, smoking weed in public, turning a blind eye to quality of life crimes, things like this begin to happen. That is why de blassio is responsible, just like that bum David Dinkins. It’s okay with me, I am just hoping the Hipsters get a taste of the old NYC
“none of these people”
Please, tell me more.
Ow you don’t know? It’s not racism and not a stereotype, It’s just how it is, time and time again.
The lead guyor woman is well covered up, and wisely ducks his/her head under the camera–this thug “brains”–is followed by the muscled, tall guy who totally has no clue about cameras, happy about having “friends,” poor guy, followed by the “clown” , doo-ragged and doofus. But this smaller guy profits from adopting the muscle–so he can be a plain vanilla sociopath, in on teaming up. Too often the “muscle” ends up in prison, first. Find new friends, dude.
unfortunately, most of the local crime arises out of those projects or ravenswood on 34th ave.
That is what happens when you build luxury apts and kick out the middle class. Its a mix of the poor who mainly depend on the government to live and those paying ridiculous amount of monthly rent to live with a doorman for safety and surveillance video while ignoring neighbors and the community.
So they used to rob the middle class people that originally lived there & and now they rob the upper middle class/rich people that replaced them. Sounds like the source of the problem hasn’t changed.
Your statement doesn’t make any sense. What does the displacement of the middle class have to do with these kids robbing a CVS of umbrellas while punching an employee in the face, mugging a 15 year old, or robbing a cab driver of money? Would the middle class somehow act as a deterrent? This is a throwback to the 1970s when groups of kids would mug their victims and get away scot free. Quit rationalizing the behavior and start condemning the actions. Disgraceful.
That is what happens when you have a type of government that promotes generations of poor people being forever dependent on and voting for said government instead of really helping them to better themselves. Redistributing free money doesn’t work, only worsens the problem (teach a person to fish…).
BTW: like clockwork, here is another one today… https://astoriapost.com/a-man-critically-injured-after-being-shot-at-ravenwood-houses-while-another-shot-at-astoria-houses. Was that the “luxury apartments” fault too?