34 DECEMBER 10, 2020 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
Man sought for stealing credit cards from
delivery trucks in Ridgewood, Maspeth: NYPD
BY JACOB KAYE
The NYPD is looking for a man
who stole several bags filled
with credit cards from two
delivery trucks in Ridgewood and
Maspeth last month.
On Friday, Nov. 13, around 10 a.m.,
outside of 19-05 Starr St., in Ridgewood,
an unidentified man snuck
into an unoccupied delivery truck,
belonging to an online delivery
company, as its driver dropped off
packages, according to the NYPD.
The man took a bag containing
credit cards and left in an unknown
direction, cops said. The man later
attempted to use the stolen credit
cards at local stores, according to
A few days later, on Thursday, Nov.
19, around 1 p.m., the suspect again
entered a delivery truck, owned by
the same company, in front of 59-36
Maurice Ave., in Maspeth, while the
driver was out making a delivery, according
to the authorities.
Again, the man stole a bag filled
with credit cards and later attempted
to use them at local shops, cops said.
Police recovered several surveillance
photos of the man as he
attempted to use the credit cards to
make unauthorized purchases.
No arrests have been made and the
investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information in regard
to the identity of the suspects
is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime
Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS
Photos via NYPD
(8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA
The public can also submit their
tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers
website at nypdcrimestoppers.
com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
Claire Friedlander Family Foundation supports ‘Your Voice, Your Viewpoint’ campaign
In response to this summer’s
Black Lives Matter protests and
demonstrations, Schneps Media,
under Co-Publisher Victoria Schneps
launched a campaign to put a voice
to uncover systemic racism which
exists for the Black and brown
population in New York City.
Schneps Media’s “Your Voice, Your
Viewpoint” campaign invited students
ranging from eighth grade through
college to submit essays, poems,
videos and TikToks on the topic.
Peter Klein, president of the Claire
Friedlander Foundation, awarded a
$15,000 grant to Queensborough
Community College to help encourage
students to submit their stories.
Klein, who is also the Chief Investment
(Melville, NY) and author of two books
Charitable Foundation, 2012), said he
felt compelled to help launch the “Your
Voice, Your Viewpoint” campaign.
career, I understand the impact,
influence, and importance of the
written word,” Klein said.
For many years, Klein served as an
investment advisor for the late Claire
Friedlander, a Holocaust survivor who
immigrated to New York and became
blessed with wealth. She established
the foundation and asked Klein to
advocate for her beliefs.
“Civil rights, human rights,
eliminating intolerance, prejudice,
racism, bias, and stereotyping were
important issues to Claire,” Klein
said. “She inspired people, especially
students, to stand up, speak out,
engaging in freedom of expression –
rights taken away from many during
Klein said he believes that the
Claire Friedlander Foundation’s
partnership with Schneps Media and
Queensborough Community College
for the “Your Voice, Your Viewpoint”
campaign can “energize citizens to
become drivers of positive social
change in their communities.”
a vital college campus which can
attract students and a prominent
media platform which can spread
communication and dialogue on
these issues,” Klein added.
The winning entries were selected
by a panel of Queensborough
Community College students, with
a $500 prize given to each winner.
The winners of the “Your Voice, Your Viewpoint” campaign are:
6 4&7 /4
Central Park East High School
Panel’s Honorable Mention
Video Submission (“The Invisible Man”)