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Two men steal laptop, checkbook, from restaurant on 30th Avenue

Screenshot from surveillance video/NYPD

Aug. 9, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez

Two men stole backpacks containing a laptop and a checkbook from a restaurant on 30th Avenue, according to police.

The two males went inside The Grand, formerly known as the Grand Café, on 37-01 30th Avenue, close to 9:25 p.m. on July 28, and took two backpacks from an office space within the restaurant.

The thieves then fled in an unknown direction.

One backpack belonged to the restaurant co-owner, and the other to a manager, according to the restaurant.

Police have released a video of two suspects. Both are in their 20s, and are described as having a thin build. One of the suspects, last seen wearing glasses, a white T-shirt, and blue jeans, is 5’9 and described as Hispanic. The other suspect is described as 5’10, Black, and last seen wearing a baseball cap, a blue T-shirt, jean shorts and black sneakers.

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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Mucho Mango!

Astoria, with Broadway taking the top grimy spot, followed by some nefarious activity on 30th Avenue, has its share of homeless people, junkies and other problematic types leading to an unwelcome spike in crime in this booming area. We need to get that sleepyhead, lazy Democrat of a mayor out of office soon and clean things up around here.


Robberies, muggings, drugs busts, hate crimes, etc. so many negative things I hear and read about Astoria. I think cops patrolling the streets are needed. And safety and quality of life issues should be addressed promptly before things get even worse.


Two no good bums maaaaaaaaaan. Gotta put a lock maaaaaaaaaaan.
Stupid looking thief’s maaaaaaaan.


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