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Woman robbed at gunpoint at Astoria gas station, police say


gas stationOct. 4, 2015 Staff Report

The police are searching for a man who robbed a woman at gunpoint at the BP gas station at 40-08 30th Avenue last month.

The incident took place at 4:30 am on Thursday, Sept. 24, when the perpetrator allegedly approached a 21-year-old woman with a gun and demanded her necklace, police said.  He then removed her necklace and took off on a dirt bike.

Police released a photo (see left) of the suspect Saturday.

Meanwhile, the police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a different man who is wanted in connection with a burglary that took place on Wednesday, July 22, at about 5:40 am in the vicinity of 21st Street and 26th Road.

The suspect allegedly entered the home of a 38-year-old female who was sleeping on the couch at the time of the incident.

The victim confronted the suspect who then fled. Nothing was stolen and the woman was not hurt. The suspect was last seen fleeing westbound on 26th Road.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic who is approx. 6’1″, 180 lbs, with black hair. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and black shorts.

Anyone with information on either of these two incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS

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Suspect wanted for alleged involvement in residential burglary



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Frances Michaels

6’1/180 ?? Who ever said this….. is an Idiot !
I would’ve beaten the shit out of him.


im no genius.. but im no idiot either.. the article describes the hispanic guy standing next to the van as 6 foot 1.. buuuuut in that picture in comparison to that van.. hes more like 5 foot 8..


Why is it that our cellphones have HD video cameras and Go Pro cameras are amazing quality for a tiny device, but these business and gas stations have such shitty video and still photograph quality. It’s a joke.

Anonymous visitor

To give the detectives time to apprehend the perp. If they don’t post about the crime the perp might believe he’s gotten away clean and increase the likely hood that he hasn’t left town. Seeing a post like this just means he’s going to get away with it unless the general public can recognize him. This is a last ditch effort.


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