Be On the Lookout


Police are asking for your help to close the case on a robbery in Astoria.

They say it happened on the morning of Saturday, September 5th at the corner of 37th Ave. and 34th St. A young woman approached a 57-year-old woman, knocked her to the ground and took her purse — then hopped into a black SUV driven by another man, and sped off.

Two hours later, the suspects were caught on surveillance cameras using the victim’s credit card at a local liquor store. They’re described as a dark-skinned Hispanic female, a little over five-feet tall, and a light-skinned Hispanic male, around 5’8″.

Take a look at the pictures. If you think you can help, give Crime Stoppers a call at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto or by texting CRIMES (274637), then entering TIP577.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 24, 2009


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