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Fresh Meadows, Jamaica,
Crooks rob and assault
man on Briarwood street
Police are searching for the crooks who
allegedly robbed and assaulted a 47-yearold
man in Briarwood last month.
Authorities say the victim was walking
on 150th Street at 3 p.m. on Sept. 21 when
two men approached him from behind
and began punching and kicking him,
causing a laceration to his right eye.
Th e suspects nabbed the victim’s wallet
— which contained credit cards — before
fl eeing in an unknown direction, police
said. EMS arrived at the scene and transported
the victim to a nearby hospital,
where he was treated and released.
Police say both suspects have dark complexions
and short, dark hair. One was
last seen wearing black jeans, a white tank
top, and black and white sneakers, while
the other was last seen wearing faded blue
jeans, a black and grey hooded sweatshirt
and red sneakers.
Police released surveillance photos of
the suspects taken at Green Acres Mall,
where police say they attempted to make
unauthorized charges with the stolen
Jamaica, Hollis, Lakewood
Gunman shoots man
in leg in Jamaica
Cops are looking for the gunman who
allegedly shot a man in the leg in Jamaica
earlier this month.
Th e 32-year-old male victim was leaving
his apartment near 89th Street and
148th Street at 10:10 a.m. on Oct. 9
when a masked individual approached
and shot him in the leg before fl eeing to
parts unknown, according to authorities.
The victim was transported to
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens by private
means, where he was treated and
later released, cops said.
Police described the suspect as an
adult male with a dark complexion who
was last seen wearing black sweatpants,
a black hooded sweatshirt and dark-colored
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
Senior woman struck by car
while crossing Corona street
A senior woman died of her injuries
last month aft er she was hit by a
car while crossing the street in Corona,
Police received a 911 call of a motor
vehicle collision involving a pedestrian
struck on 49th Avenue near 104th Street
at 7:34 a.m. on Sept. 16. Upon their
arrival, offi cers found 74-year-old Luz
Ortega lying on the roadway with trauma
to her head.
EMS rushed Ortega to NYC Health &
Hospitals/Elmhurst, where she died of
her injuries on Sept. 20.
An investigation by the NYPD Highway
District’s Collision Investigation Squad
found that a 44-year-old man driving a 2002
Chevrolet Tahoe on 49th Avenue. As he was
approaching 104th Street, the car struck
Ortega, who was trying to cross the street,
and knocked her into the road. Ortega suffered
the head injury as a result and the driver
remained at the scene aft erwards.
No arrests have been made at this
time. Th e investigation is ongoing.
Queens Village, Cambria
Two assault senior man
outside of Cambria
Th e NYPD released video of
a pair of teens who attacked a
79-year-old man outside of a
Cambria Heights library earlier
Police say that the assault took
place at 11:15 a.m. on Oct. 10.
Authorities say that at this time,
the suspects chased the elderly
victim in front of the Queens
Public Library’s Cambria Heights
branch, located at 218-13 Linden
Blvd., and began to punch and
kick the victim in the face and
Th e victim suff ered a broken
femur and ribs, as well as substantial
pain, as a result of the incident.
Police released footage of the
suspects, described as black men
between the ages of 17 and 19
years old, beating up the victim.
Video is available at QNS.com.
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