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Two Teens Robbed Astoria Deli, Punched Store Clerk: NYPD

May 26, 2020 By Allie Griffin

Police are looking for two teenagers who allegedly robbed an Astoria deli and punched a store clerk on the way out.

The pair were inside the deli, located at 33-03 Broadway, on Sunday at around 5:40 p.m. when they tried to leave without paying for a number of items, police said.

A 52-year-old clerk attempted to stop the teens from shoplifting, when one of the suspects punched the worker in the face. The pair fled the store, running north on 33rd Street, police said. The victim suffered minor injuries.

The suspects are believed to be in their late teens to early 20s, according to the NYPD.

Anyone with information in regard 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). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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Sara Ross

They’re described as being in their late teens? Well at least there wasn’t a fashion report on what they were wearing that day. The police should look around the Queensbridge Houses first. People haven’t changed there in 60 years. I hope the store clerk is okay but hopefully cameras caught these 2

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Diane

Sorry to hear this. I shop at that deli and the people who run it are always very nice. Too bad young idiots like these don’t have any better sense.

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Vicky

At least the owner reported the theft. Many in the area are not. I witnessed two shop lifting incidents in different pharmacies on ditmars and staff moved out of the way and let them walk right through.

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Charles Castro

Great description. Too bad you care more about the robbers than the victim.

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ortsac selrahc

The victim suffered minor injuries how much do you want to report on him?

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