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Cops seek suspects in
Cops are looking for a duo who robbed
two people at gunpoint just days apart in
Jamaica this summer.
According to police, at 11:50 a.m. on
Aug. 17, a 38-year-old man was on Guy
R. Brewer Blvd. when he was approached
by two unknown individuals. One of the
individuals displayed a fi rearm and pointed
it into the victim’s back, demanding
Th e victim complied and handed over
his Rolex, his iPhone 6 and his car keys.
Th e suspects then fl ed the scene.
Days later on Aug. 20, the suspects
approached a 31-year-old man in the
vicinity of 165th Street and South Road
at 10 p.m. Th e suspects displayed a handgun,
which they used to hit the victim in
Th e suspects then took the victim’s
Samsung Galaxy cellphone and his wallet,
which contained $70 cash and the
victim’s debit card, before fl eeing the
scene. EMS responded to the scene and
transported the victim to Queens General
Hospital, where he was treated for lacerations
on his face and a broken nose.
Th e 103rd Precinct tweeted out photos
of one of the suspects involved in the
Anyone with information about the
robberies are encouraged to visit https://
crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or call the
NYPD Crime Stopper Hotline 800-577-
TIPS (8477), 888-57-PISTA (74782) in
Spanish, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES)
and enter TIP577.
Senior woman killed by car
An 89-year-old woman died of her injuries
aft er she was hit by a car in Flushing
on Sunday night, police reported.
At 8:34 a.m. on Sept. 16, law enforcement
sources said, offi cers from the 109th
Precinct responded to a 911 call regarding
a pedestrian struck at the intersection
of Parsons Boulevard and 32nd Avenue.
Upon their arrival, they found 89-yearold
Maria Piscina of Parsons Boulevard
lying in the roadway, unconscious and
unresponsive, with head trauma.
Based on a preliminary investigation,
police determined that a 54-year-old man
behind the wheel of a 2013 Mercedes
Benz SUV was moving southbound on
Parsons Boulevard and approached the
intersection of 32nd Avenue. Piscina,
who was crossing the street in the marked
crosswalk, was struck as the driver turned
left onto 32nd Avenue.
Th e driver remained at the scene following
EMS responded to the scene and transported
Piscina to NewYork-Presbyterian
Queens hospital, where she later died of
No charges have been fi led against the
driver, and no criminality is suspected,
police said. Th e investigation is ongoing.
Teenager robbed by
Cops are still searching for two robbers
who recently used racial epithets against
a teenager while robbing him at a Forest
Hills subway station.
Law enforcement sources said the incident
occurred at 10:15 p.m. on Aug.
29 at the 71-Continental Avenues station,
below the intersection of Queens
Boulevard and 71st Avenue.
According to authorities, the 16-yearold
male victim was on board a
Manhattan-bound F train at the station
when the suspects approached him and
began making what was described as antiwhite
Sources familiar with the investigation
said that the suspects told the teen,
“We’re going to show you white people
how to treat black people, f***ing Trump
supporter. Give me your phone before I
slap the s**t out of you.”
Police said the victim complied with the
request and handed over his cellphone
and $24 in cash. Th e suspects then exited
at the station and fl ed in an unknown
Offi cers from the 112th Precinct
responded to the incident; the teenager
was not injured. Th e NYPD Hate Crimes
Task Force is investigating the matter,
according to an NYPD spokesperson.
On Sept. 17, the NYPD released video
footage of the two suspects, both of whom
are described as black men between 20 to
25 years of age and standing about 6 feet,
2 inches tall. One of the robbers was last
seen wearing a white shirt, black shorts
and neon green sneakers, while his cohort
wore a black shirt, black pants and black
Call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS if
you’ve seen the suspects.
$60,000 from bar
Police need the public’s help to fi nd a
man who stole a huge amount of cash
from a Jackson Heights bar this past
According to police, at 8:25 a.m. on
Aug. 5, an unidentifi ed man broke into
Sal Y Pimienta, located at 81-10 Roosevelt
Ave., by cutting off the lock on the security
Once inside, law enforcement sources
said, the crook stole approximately
$60,000 as well as the bar’s security video
surveillance system. Th e suspect then fl ed
westbound on Roosevelt Avenue.
Police described the suspect as a
Hispanic man in his 30s, having a light
complexion, standing 6 feet tall, and
weighing 190 pounds. He was last seen
wearing a dark baseball cap, white button
down shirt, blue jeans and carrying
If you know where the burglar is, call
Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.
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Thieves break into car in
7-Eleven parking lot
Cops are looking for a group of people
who recently attacked a man in his
car and stole his property in Flushing.
According to police, at 9:55 p.m. on
Sept. 7, a 57-year-old man was sitting in
his 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe in the parking
lot of a 7-Eleven, located in the vicinity
of 162nd Street and 46th Avenue,
when his vehicle was approached by
three unknown men.
Authorities said the suspects proceeded
to throw a rock at the victim’s car, breaking
the driver’s side window in the process.
Th e bandits then punched the victim
in the face and took his bag, which contained
$300 in cash as well as some SIM
cards. Law enforcement sources said the
crooks then fl ed inside a red SUV that
was last seen traveling northbound on
On Sept. 17, the 109th Precinct tweeted
out images of the assailants.
Call 800-577-TIPS with any information.