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Armed men rough up
man at Jamaica apt.
Police are looking for three armed men
who lured their victim out of his Jamaica
apartment and beat him up.
According to police, at 12:01 a.m. on
Feb. 15, a 19-year-old man was in his
apartment, located in the vicinity of 89th
Avenue and Merrick Boulevard, when
he heard repeated knocking on his door.
When he opened the door, he was assaulted
by three unknown men.
As the men were punching the victim in
the face, authorities said, two of the suspects
pulled out handguns and hit the victim
with their weapons. Th e victim somehow
managed to keep the assailants from
entering his apartment and shut the door
Law enforcement sources said the perpetrators
then fl ed the building on foot
westbound on 89th Avenue.
Th e victim suff ered a laceration to his
head and was taken to Jamaica Hospital
in stable condition.
Cops described the three suspects as
black men. Th e fi rst suspect was last seen
wearing a black hooded sweater with the
word “Puma” across its chest and black
sweatpants. Th e second assailant wore
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a black coat with a fur-lined hood and
light-colored pants, and the third individual
wore dark-colored 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 on to nypdcrimestoppers.
com or by texting their tips to 274637
(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls
and messages are kept confi dential.
College Point, Flushing &
Mugger attacks woman
at Flushing doorstep
Police released on Feb. 19 footage of a
purse snatcher who beat up a woman at
her Flushing home last month.
According to authorities, the crook followed
the 59-year-old woman to the front
door of her home in the area of 58th Road
and College Point Boulevard at 11:05 a.m.
on Jan. 22.
Upon arriving, law enforcement sources
said, the suspect punched the woman
multiple times in the face, then took her
purse and fl ed the scene westbound on
58th Road. Police said the victim’s purse
contained her cellphone, a bracelet and
$200 in cash.
The victim sought treatment at
for pain and bruises to her face.
Police described the suspect as a black
man who was last seen wearing a black
hooded sweatshirt, a blue jacket with a
red-and-white stripe on the back, black
pants and blue-and-white sneakers.
Anyone with information regarding
the bandit’s whereabouts is urged to call
Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.
Cargo worker hit & killed by bus at
Cops are still looking into the deadly
incident on Monday, Feb. 19, at
LaGuardia Airport in which a cargo service
employee was struck and killed by
a shuttle bus while biking on airport
According to Port Authority Police,
36-year-old Steven Morales was riding
his bicycle on Runway Drive at about
7:20 p.m. on Feb. 19 when a shuttle bus
driver hit him and fl ed the scene.
Morales worked for Swissport, a company
that provides airport ground and
cargo handling services. He was taken
to Elmhurst Hospital where he was pronounced
State Senator Jose Peralta released a
statement aft er the incident, imploring
the driver to come forward.
“I am saddened to hear about the hitand
run that killed a cyclist as he was
riding at LaGuardia Airport, located in
the district,” he said. “My condolences
go out to the family and friends of the
36-year-old victim, who was an employee
at Swissport International, according
to news reports. As we work together to
improve road and safety measures and
reduce traffi c-related deaths, I am urging
the heartless driver responsible for
this fatal hit-and-run to turn him or herself
in to the authorities.”
No arrests have been made and the
investigation is ongoing.
Flushing, Fresh Meadows &
Failed purse thief leaves
Police are looking for
a suspect wanted for a
recent robbery attempt
at a fast food chain location
in Kew Gardens
On Feb. 9 at around
10:43 a.m., an unidentifi
ed male entered a
at 72-69 Kissena Blvd.
and attempted to steal
a pocketbook from a
65-year-old female victim
who was eating with
her husband, according
Cops said the victim’s
husband was able to fi ght off the suspect
and attempted to hold the suspect at the
scene. During the struggle, police noted,
the suspect was eventually able to break
free and fl ee the scene in an unknown
Th e suspect was last seen wearing a
black hooded coat and a dark-colored
Th ose with tips can also contact the
107th Precinct Detective Squad at 718-