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VOL. 112, NO. 32 MARCH 11-17, 2021
BY ROBERT POZARYCKI
Queens detectives are looking for
the devious thief who ambushed
an 89-year-old man in his apartment
earlier this week and stole $50,000
in cash from him.
Law enforcement sources said the
robbery happened in Woodhaven at
about 11:30 a.m. on March 4 in the vicinity
of Jamaica Avenue and 90th Street.
Sources familiar with the investigation
stated that detectives are looking
into the possibility that the crook had
followed the victim into the apartment
building earlier in the day.
Once inside the location, cops said,
the suspect grabbed the victim’s cane
and threatened to use it against him if
he didn’t hand over his money. Police
said the victim complied with suspect’s
demand, and the crook was able to remove
several envelopes from inside the
location which contained a combined
$50,000 in cash.
The perpetrator fl ed with the money
in an unknown direction, authorities
The incident was later reported to
the 102nd Precinct. The victim was not
Police describe the suspect as a Black
man believed to be between 40 and 50
years of age, standing between 5 feet, 8
inches and 5 feet, 9 inches tall.
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