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Long Island City, Sunnyside,
Armed trio fl ees wounds
man in Woodside shooting
Cops are looking for three men who
were involved in a shooting that left a man
injured in Woodside early in the morning
of Tuesday, Sept. 17.
Authorities say that at around 12:45
a.m. on Sept. 17, a 24-year-old man was in
the vicinity of 59th Street and Woodside
Avenue when he got into a dispute with
three unknown men. Th e dispute escalated
when one of the suspects pulled out
a gun and shot the man in the abdomen
and the right hand.
At this time, it is not clear what the reason
for the dispute was. Th e suspects then
fl ed the scene in a green taxi.
EMS took the victim to Elmhurst
Hospital in stable condition.
At this time, police could not provide
a description of the suspects. No arrests
have been made at this time and the investigation
Astoria, Long Island City,
Woodside, Jackson Heights
City sanitation employee
arrested for attacking a
man in Long Island City
A city sanitation worker was arrested
on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 17,
for pushing a man off of his e-scooter
and assaulting him on a Long Island
According to police, at 8:20 a.m. on
Sept. 17, a 37-year-old man was riding
his e-scooter to work down Crescent
Street near 41st Avenue when 46-yearold
Patrick Molfetto knocked him off his
scooter. Molfetto then allegedly wrapped
his forearm around the victim’s neck,
obstructing his breathing.
Offi cers from the 114th Precinct and
EMS responded to the scene. Th e victim
was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in
Queens for minor cuts and abrasions.
At this time, it is not clear what
caused Molfetto to push the victim off
of his scooter. Molfetto was charged with
assault, harassment and criminal obstruction
Th e investigation is ongoing.
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Thief steal wallet in
violent Corona robbery
Cops are looking for a crook who stole
a man’s wallet during a violent robbery
on a Corona street this summer.
According to police, at 2 a.m. on Aug.
29, a 39-year-old man was walking down
39th Avenue near 108th Street when
he was approached from behind by an
unknown man. Th e suspect proceeded
to grab the victim in a choke hold and
forced him down to the ground, punching
him multiple times.
Th e suspect then took the victim’s wallet,
which contained $300 in cash, before
fl eeing the scene on foot in an unknown
EMS responded to the location, however
the victim refused medical attention
at the scene.
Th e suspect is described by police as a
tall black man with a medium build. He
was last seen wearing all dark clothing.
Anyone with information in regards
to this incident 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
Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter
@ NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confi
Serial groper assaults
four women in
Cops are looking for a butt-grabbing
creep who touched four women in Long
Island City, Sunnyside and Woodside
over the course of two months.
Police said that the string of assaults
began on July 24. At 8:10 a.m. that
morning, a 40-year-old woman was
walking in the vicinity of 36th Street and
47th Avenue when an unknown man
approached her on a bike. He proceeded
to grab her buttocks over her clothes
before fl eeing the scene on his bicycle.
Th e creep struck again 3:20 a.m. on
Aug. 5, according to authorities. During
this incident, the suspect approached
a 22-year-old woman in the vicinity
of 47th Street and 47th Avenue and
grabbed her buttocks over her clothes.
Th e perpetrator then fl ed the scene on
his bicycle down 47th Avenue.
Police said the pattern continued on
Aug. 28. At 7:40 a.m. that day, the creep
approached a 39-year-old woman in the
vicinity of 42nd Street and 47th Avenue
and grabbed the victim’s buttocks over
her clothes before fl eeing on a bicycle to
Finally, at 2 a.m. on Sept. 14, the suspect
approached a 20-year-old woman
in the vicinity of 50th Avenue and 47th
Street and grabbed the victim’s buttocks,
over her clothes. Th e creep then fl ed the
scene on a bicycle to parts unknown.
Th ere were no injuries reported as a
result of the incidents.
Th e suspect is described as a black
man between the ages of 20 and 30 years
old. He was last seen wearing all dark
Anyone with information in regards to
this incident 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 Crime Stoppers
website on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls
are strictly confi dential.