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Fresh Meadows, Cunningham
Heights and Hilltop Village
Burglars steal jewelry from
Kew Gardens Hills home
Police are searching for three suspects
who broke into a Kew Gardens Hills
home and made off with jewelry and
other loot last week.
Authorities say the trio forced their
way into a residence near 77th Avenue
and 153rd Street by breaking through
the back door just aft er 11 p.m. on June
19. Once inside, the two male suspects
nabbed the jewelry and other unidentifi
ed items while the female suspect kept
watch, police said.
Th e thieves fl ed the scene upon hearing
the owner arrive back home, cops said.
Police released surveillance video and
photos of the suspects on June 27.
Anyone with information in regard to
the identity of the individuals is asked to
call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline
at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish,
888-57-PISTA (74782). Th e public can
also submit their tips by logging onto
the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.
NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on
All calls are strictly confi dential.
Ozone Park, South Ozone Park,
Lindenwood, Howard Beach and
Old Howard Beach
Cops seek man involved in
South Richmond Hill stabbing
Th e NYPD is looking for a man wanted
in connection with a stabbing in South
Richmond Hill earlier this month.
On Sunday, June 21, around 3:30
a.m., a 28-year-old man was walking
to his car aft er picking up fast food at a
nearby restaurant, when an unknown
man approached him from behind and
stabbed him multiple times in the head,
according to the NYPD.
Aft er the stabbing, the suspect ran off
in an unknown direction, police said.
Th e victim was taken to a nearby hospital
by EMS personnel, where he was
treated for his stab wounds and released,
according to the cops.
Anyone with information in regard
to this male is asked to call the NYPD’s
Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-
TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-
PISTA (74782). The public can also
submit their tips by logging onto the
CrimeStoppers website at WWW.
Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting
their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then
Astoria, Long Island City,
Woodside and Jackson Heights
Brute sought in Astoria for
delivering a knockout punch
that put man in coma
Detectives are looking for the tough
guy who punched out a 24-year-old man
in Astoria earlier this month and left
him in a coma.
Law enforcement sources said the victim
in the June 19 assault has yet to
Authorities said the attack happened
at 11:50 p.m. on June 19 in the area of
30th Avenue and 38th Street.
Th at’s where the suspect and victim
became embroiled in a verbal argument.
Th e words turned violent when
the perpetrator punched the victim,
knocking him to the pavement.
Cops said the victim’s head struck
the sidewalk, and he lost consciousness.
Following the knockout, the suspect fl ed
the scene on foot, heading eastbound on
Officers from the 114th Precinct
and EMS units responded to the
scene. Paramedics rushed the victim
to a local hospital in critical condition;
he remains unconscious there,
fighting for his life.
On June 29, the NYPD released video
footage of the assailant. Police describe
him as a white man in his 30s, standing
between 5 feet, 7 inches and 5 feet,
9 inches tall and weighing about 200
pounds. He was last seen wearing a
black T-shirt, light-colored shorts and
Anyone with information regarding
the suspect’s whereabouts can
call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS
(for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You
can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.
com, or on Twitter @
NYPDTips. All calls and messages are
kept confi dential.