July 28, 2022 By Christian Murray
A 23-year-old man was bashed in the head and robbed by a group of thieves as he exited a bodega located on 14th Street in Astoria Tuesday evening.
The victim was coming out of a bodega located at 30-36 14th St. at around 9:35 p.m. on July 26 when he was attacked by three unknown individuals as he was getting on his e-bike, according to police.
One of the suspects pulled him off the bike and threw him to the ground, while another struck him in the head with an unknown object. A third individual hit him with a bottle, while the victim was still on the ground.
Two of the suspects got on the e-bike and rode off with it, while the third individual left the scene on foot.
The victim sustained lacerations to his head and was treated at Mount Sinai Hospital – Queens.
Police describe all three suspects as being in their late teens to early 20s, with medium complexions and thin builds.
One of the suspects was seen wearing a black baseball hat with a shirt wrapped around his neck, a white face mask, a white t-shirt, gray pants, tan boots and a black drawstring bag.
A second individual was reportedly wearing a blue baseball hat, a black t-shirt, black shorts, black sneakers and a black and blue backpack.
Meanwhile, the third suspect was said to be wearing a black balaclava, a white-shirt, black shorts, black and white sneakers, and a black and blue backpack.
The police have released surveillance video of the incident and suspects.
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 Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, on Twitter @NYPDTips.