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Astoria, Long Island City,
Woodside and Jackson Heights
E-bike rider fatally strikes
woman in Astoria: NYPD
A 54-year-old Astoria woman was
struck and killed by an e-bike rider near
her home on the evening of Friday, May
28, according to the NYPD.
Offi cers from the 114th Precinct
responded to a 911 call regarding a
motor vehicle collision involving a
pedestrian struck at the intersection of
21st Avenue and 31st Street just aft er
Offi cers discovered the victim lying
on the roadway with severe trauma to
her head. EMS also responded to the
scene and transported the woman to
Elmhurst Hospital, where she was pronounced
dead on Saturday, May 29.
Th e victim was identifi ed by the NYPD
as Kelly Killian, a real estate agent who
lived on 29th Street, police said.
Further investigation by the NYPD
Highway District’s Collision Investigation
Squad determined that a 26-year-old
man, operating the e-bike while traveling
eastbound on 21st Avenue, approaching
the intersection at 31st Street, struck
Killian, who was attempting to cross 21st
Avenue from north to south within the
Th e e-bike rider remained at the scene
and was not arrested, police said. Th e
investigation is ongoing.
Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill
East, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven
and Ozone Park
Police seek group of teens
in connection with series of
armed robberies near South
Richmond Hill school
Police in southeast Queens are searching
for a group of teens in connection
with a series of alleged armed robberies
that occurred in Richmond Hill.
It was reported to the NYPD that
between Saturday, May 8, and Monday,
May 31, a group of unidentifi ed individuals
were responsible for fi ve armed robberies
that took place near P.S. 62, located at 97-25
108th St., in South Richmond Hill.
In each of the cases — which happened
within the confi nes of the 102nd Precinct
— the unidentifi ed individuals arranged
to sell the victims a bicycle through the
online classifi ed application “Off er Up,”
according to police.
When the victims arrived at the location,
the individuals brandished weapons
and removed the victims’ money and
property, according to authorities. Police
say the group allegedly used a combination
of guns, knives and a taser.
Th e suspects are described as fi ve to
six males between the ages of 14 to 16.
Police have released surveillance images
No arrests have been made and the
investigation is ongoing.
Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck,
Auburndale, Hollis Hills and
Cops search for phone
scammer who allegedly
stole $9,000 from
elderly Bayside man
Police are on the hunt for a telephone
scammer who allegedly tricked an elderly
Bayside man out of thousands of dollars
in cash last month.
According to NYPD reports, the crook
made a call to a 79-year-old resident on
May 28 at around noon, saying that the
victim’s son was arrested in New Jersey
and needed $9,000 in bail. Th e suspect
told the elderly man that he would arrange
for a bail bondsman to pick up payment
from his house near the Clearview
Expressway and 38th Avenue.
Th e victim went to a nearby bank, withdrew
the $9,000 and headed back home.
An unidentifi ed man arrived at the residence,
where the victim allegedly gave
him the envelope containing the money,
according to authorities. Th e man subsequently
left the Bayside home on foot.
Later on, police learned that the man
had spoken to his son, who told his father
he had not been arrested. Th e victim then
reported the incident to police.
NYPD released photos and video of the
incident which show a man posing as the bail
bondsman near the victim’s Bayside home.
Th e images show the man leaving with what
appears to be an envelope in his right hand.
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