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Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck
Driver critically injures woman
in Bayside hit-and-run
Police are looking for a driver who fl ed
the scene aft er critically injuring a woman
during a hit-and-run in the Oakland
Gardens section of Bayside.
According to police, at 10:51 p.m. on
June 11, offi cers from the 111th Precinct
responded to a 911 call regarding a pedestrian
struck at the intersection of 64th
Avenue and 223rd Place. Upon their
arrival, police found a 47-year-old woman
lying in the roadway with trauma to her
A preliminary investigation found that
an unidentifi ed driver of a white Dodge
Durango was driving northbound on
223rd Place just before the incident. As
they were turning onto 64th Avenue, the
driver struck the victim, who reports
identify as Nabeela Aziz, who was crossing
the street at the intersection.
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Th e driver sped off following the collision.
EMS responded to the scene and
transported the victim to North Shore
University Hospital in critical condition.
Police say that she suff ered serious head
trauma and bleeding to the skull.
No arrests have been made at this time.
Th e investigation is ongoing.
Forest Hills, Rego Park
Young mom punches
commuter on Forest Hills train
Detectives are looking for a young
mother who, while carrying her baby,
punched a woman in the face over a runin
on board a train in Forest Hills earlier
Th e NYPD released on June 10 video
footage of the mom responsible for the
April 15 assault at the 71-Continental
Avenues subway station.
At 9 a.m. on the day of the attack, police
said, the 53-year-old victim was boarding
a Manhattan-bound E train when she
accidentally came into contact with the
mother, who was exiting the train.
Seconds later, law enforcement sources
said, the mother ran back into the car and
punched the victim in the face, then exited
from the train on foot.
Th e victim suff ered a bruise to her left
eye, but remained on board the train.
Cops said she later called 911 and sought
treatment for her injuries at NewYork-
Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.
Th e incident was reported to the 112th
Precinct and the NYPD Transit Bureau.
Police described the assailant as a white
woman with a light complexion believed
to be 30 years of age, who was last seen
wearing a white baseball cap, a pink shirt
and dark pants while pushing a stroller
and carrying an infant.
Astoria, Long Island City,
Woodside, Jackson Heights
Suspects in cabbie robberies
spotted in Astoria
Police released photos taken in Astoria
of three men who robbed 33 diff erent
rideshare drivers over the course of two
According to police, between April 3
and June 3, three unknown men requested
taxis through diff erent rideshare services
33 times throughout the city. Once
they were inside the cabs, the suspects
would tell the taxi drivers that they
wished to change destinations but that
their phones were not working, ultimately
asking to use the driver’s phone to
change the directions to the new destination.
When the suspects had the phone
in hand, authorities said, they would
access the drivers’ accounts and transfer
unauthorized funds out of the drivers’
accounts to unknown accounts. One
more than one occasion, the suspects
would threaten force when taking the
On June 11, the NYPD disseminated
photos of the suspects obtained from
a surveillance camera located at 39th
Avenue and 30th Street in Astoria.
Cops described as black men between
the ages of 16 and 25 years old. Th e
fi rst suspect was last seen wearing a
black baseball hat, a multicolored hooded
sweatshirt, and light blue jeans. Th e second
was last seen wearing a backwards
black baseball hat and a black hooded
sweatshirt. Th e third suspect was last
seen wearing a black du-rag, black sweatshirt,
Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst,
death of homeless man
in Jackson Heights
Police are continuing to investigate the
stabbing death of a homeless man who
was murdered on a Jackson Heights street
earlier this month.
According to authorities, at 12:46 a.m.
on June 2, police responded to a 911 call
regarding a man being assaulted at the
corner of 31st Avenue and 91st Street.
Upon their arrival, offi cers from the
115th Precinct found 40-year-old Fabian
Cymry with stab wounds to his torso.
EMS rushed Cymry to Elmhurst
Hospital Center, where he ultimately died
of his injuries on June 7. Th e NYPD
announced his death on June 11.
At this time, no arrests have been made.
Police sources could not confi rm a possible
motive to the stabbing or provide a
description of a suspect.
Th e investigation is ongoing.
Long Island City, Woodside,
remains at large
Detectives are still looking for the
bike-riding bandit who stole a Yorkshire
terrier off the front porch of a Woodside
home last week.
According to the 108th Precinct, the
“dognapping” occurred at around 4:30
p.m. on June 5 in the area of 50th Avenue
and 66th Street.
Police sources said that the pooch —
named Jeter, in honor of former New
York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter —
was sitting on the porch as its 49-yearold
female owner was bringing groceries
into the home.
While the owner was inside, police
said, the unidentified thief walked up
to the porch, grabbed Jeter and fled
the scene in an unknown direction.
The owner walked back outside, realized
her dog was missing and called
On its Twitter page Friday, the 108th
Precinct posted surveillance camera
images of the suspect, who could be seen
in one of the images riding a bike.
Citing investigators, WABC-TV
reported, the suspect could face grand
larceny charges if and when he’s caught.
As of June 8, police noted, there’s no word
on whether Jeter has returned home.
Anyone with information about the
theft can call the 108th Precinct Detective
Squad at 718-784-5441.