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Jackson Heights bank robbery suspect wanted


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Police are looking for a man who robbed a Jackson Heights bank.

According to cops, on Wednesday, October 2 at approximately 9:36 a.m., the suspect enter the Citibank, located at 80-19 Roosevelt Avenue, and approached a teller and passed her a note. The note said the suspect had a firearm and was demanding cash. The teller did what the note said and the suspect fled with close to $800. No injuries were sustained during the robbery.

The suspect is described as a white male, between 25 to 30 years old, 5’8”tall, slim build, and at the time wearing a black winter coat, sunglasses, a grey knitted hat and carrying a black guitar case.

Police have released a photo of the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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Suspects wanted in attempted robbery at Jackson Heights deli


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Police are looking for a man and woman in connection to an attempted robbery at a Jackson Heights deli.

The two suspects entered Flor’s Deli, located at 94-01 Roosevelt Avenue at approximately 1:14 a.m., the female suspect distracted the store clerk while the male suspect went behind the counter, according the NYPD.  The male suspect then displayed a knife while demanding for money.

The victim fought back and the suspects fled the deli empty handed.

Police have released photos of the two suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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Police search for suspect in Richmond Hill attempted rape


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The police are searching for a suspect wanted in connection to an alleged attempted rape in Richmond Hill.

According to the NYPD, on Friday, July 5, at approximately 3:15 a.m., the 21-year-old victim was walking near 115th Street and 85th Avenue when she was approached by the suspect who grabbed her from behind, threw her onto the floor and attempted to rape her. Upon seeing a car pass in the street the suspect fled the area.

The police describe the suspect as a Hispanic male, 5’9″ tall, 180 pounds and with a medium complexion.

The NYPD has released a video of the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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Suspect sexually assaults teen twice in Jackson Heights


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Police are seeking a man wanted for sexually assaulting a teen in Jackson Heights.

According to the NYPD, on Wednesday, July 3 at approximately 11 p.m. the suspect approached the 15 year old victim, showed him a black firearm and took the victim’s iPod. The suspect then force the victim to follow him to 37-28 89th Street where he sexually assaulted him, then the suspect proceeded in forcing the victim to 94-17 42nd Avenue where he sexually assaulted him again.

Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic male between 20 to 27 years old, 5’4’’, 180 pounds, wearing brown pants, a white tank top and an orange baseball cap with a Yankees logo.

The NYPD has released a video capture before the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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Man found shot several times in his vehicle in Jamaica


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A 33-year-old man was found shot dead while seated inside of his car, said police.

According to the NYPD, on Friday, May 31 at approximately 6:48 a.m. cops discovered Kelly Mullins with several gunshot wounds while seated inside of his vehicle on 159th Street in Jamaica. Emergency medical units responded, but Mullins was pronounced dead at the scene.

There are no arrests at this time and the investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers website by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Suspect wanted in apparent hate crime assault in Jackson Heights


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Police are looking for a suspect who assaulted a woman in Jackson Heights in another apparent anti-gay hate crime.

On Sunday, March 17 at approximately 4:15 a.m. the suspect approached the 49-year-old victim on the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 88th Street and punched her in the face while making anti-gay remarks, said police.

The victim sustained bruising, and redness and swelling to the lip.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 20 to 25 years old, 140 pounds with brown eyes, black hair and a mustache.

According to police, the suspect is known to frequent areas within Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst, and North Corona.

Police have provided a sketch of the suspect. The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is conducting the investigation. 

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

VIDEO: 7 train assault


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Video courtesy of NYPD

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect and victim in an assault aboard the 7 train within the confines of the 108th Precinct. The Central Robbery Queens Transit Squad received a cell phone video on Friday, May 10, which captured an assault on the Queens bound train.

On Sunday,  May 5 at 1 a.m., an unidentified male punched the unidentified victim and exited the train at the 69th Street station.

The suspect is identified as white-Hispanic, approximately 5’9″ and 180 pounds, with brown eyes and long black hair. He was wearing a dark T-shirt and blue jeans, and had his hair in a pony tail.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), submit tips on the Crime Stoppers website, www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or text 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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New video released of South Ozone Park child sex assault suspect; $12K reward offered


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Video courtesy of NYPD

Police have released a second video of the suspect wanted for the sex assaults of two Queens girls in South Ozone Park last week.

The newly released footage shows the suspect after he groped a seven-year-old as she sat on the stoop of her home Wednesday afternoon.

A previously released video allegedly shows the same man who came up to another seven-year-old girl around 6 p.m. that same day outside of a South Ozone Park driveway. He performed a criminal sex act on the girl, then fled on foot.

The NYPD is offering $12,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the man.

The suspect is described as a man in his 20s, of dark complexion, 5’11 – 6’1″ tall, 160 pounds, with black hair. He was last seen in a blue hooded-sweatshirt with unknown white writing on the front, dark jeans and carrying a purple backpack.

Anyone with information in regards to either of the above crimes is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (5477).  The public can also submit their tips by visiting the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Police previously released the following sketch and photos of the suspect:

 

 

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Police searching for suspects in Corona robbery


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Courtesy of NYPD

Police are looking for four suspects in connection to a robbery in Corona.

On Saturday, April 13 at 5 a.m. the suspects approached a 28-year-old victim and assaulted him as he was walking in front of 35-02 103rd Street, police said. They removed his wallet and chain before fleeing the scene. The victim suffered injuries to his face and was taken to Elmhurst Hospital.

Police described the first suspect as a Hispanic male wearing a dark blue jacket, gray pants and gray sneakers.

The second suspect is a Hispanic male with dark facial hair and wearing a black winter hat, black hooded sweatshirt, black bubble vest, blue jeans and black sneakers

The third suspect is a Hispanic male with dark short hair and wearing a black leather coat, black jeans with a chain on his left pocket and black sneakers.

The fourth suspect is a Hispanic male wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and black sneakers. He was also carrying a white plastic shopping bag.

Authorities have released a surveillance video of three of the suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Call for gun control as Corona murder remains unsolved


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Debra Greene received a call at work last April that changed her life forever. Her oldest son, Theodore Malcolm Greene, had been shot on his way home by an unknown perpetrator and by the time she reached the hospital, Theodore was gone.

One year later, there are still no answers for this grieving mother who said all she wants is closure and justice.

“It’s not easy, there’s no closure,” said Greene. “I fight with anger all the time. Someone had to have seen something.”

The 26-year-old victim had been coming back from celebrating a friend’s birthday in Manhattan when he was approached at approximately 5 a.m. and shot 21 times in front of 98-25 Horace Harding Expressway in LeFrak City on Friday, April 20.

Greene said all she knows is that there had been a fight at the club that night, but that through surveillance videos, police noted her son was not a part of the quarrel.

“None of this makes sense to me,” said Greene. “I would like to know, I would like justice.”

Now, Councilmember Daniel Dromm and Senator Jose Peralta have come together to urge local residents to speak up and help solve this murder. An additional $2,000 has been pledged to the initial $22,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect.

“A killer is free in New York City and we don’t know who that is,” said Dromm. “By increasing the reward amount, we are sending a strong message that we are not giving up on our search.”

Peralta said the community needs to denounce gun violence loudly and help save another similar incident from happening.

“Guns are a plague in some Queens communities,” said Peralta. “I will continue my fight to get them off of our streets and to put violent criminals in jail.”

Dromm also addressed the recent vote in Congress surrounding gun control.

“It’s a total disgrace,” he said. “We have to, as Americans, realize that gun violence affects our communities, affects families, affects mothers. When a mother loses a child, their life is never the same again.”

Along with lending his support in helping solve the LeFrak City murder, Peralta emphasized the need to pass firearm microstamping, which would allow guns and ammunition to become easier to track with markings on shell casings left behind at crime scenes. This method, Peralta believes, could have already helped solve Theodore’s murder.

“It will take all of us working together as neighbors and friends to bring peace to the lives of the family of Theodore Greene and at least some comfort,” said Peralta. “These bullet cases could be the difference between finding the killer and not.”

In the meantime, Greene passes the site where her son was cut down every day.

Some days, she said, are better than others. But some days, reality hits and she remembers her “smart boy” who had plans for a future.

Officials are asking anyone with information on this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

 

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Robber throws straphanger on ground, steals purse


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Photo courtesy of NYPD

Police are looking for a suspect wanted for robbing a woman at a Queens subway station.

According to the NYPD, as the 27-year-old victim descended the stairs of the station, the suspect approached her, threw her to the ground, then fled on foot with her handbag.

The incident happened around 6 a.m. on Friday, March 8 at the 169th Street F line stop, located at at Homelawn Street and Hillside Avenue.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 30s, 5’7″ tall, 165 pounds and was wearing all black.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers website  or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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Suspect wanted for forcibly touching girl at Woodside station


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Police are looking for a suspect wanted in connection with forcibly touching a 12-year-old girl.

The suspect approached the girl around 7:40 a.m. yesterday on the southbound 7 train platform of the Woodside station. He started to touch her from behind, police said, and then got on the train.

He’s described as a 28- to 35-year-old Hispanic man between 5’4″ and 5’6″, and was last seen with a red messenger bag.

Anyone with information on this matter is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

 

Queens grand larceny suspects trick victims with flat tire claim


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The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in apprehending three suspects wanted in connection to 12 grand larcenies that occurred in multiple locations across Queens between August 9 and February 28.

During the incidents, victims are approached by one of the suspects who distracts the victims usually by informing them that their cars have a flat tire. When the victims go to inspect the damage, the other suspects removes property from inside of the vehicles.

Two of the suspects were caught on video during the latest incident, at approximately 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 28 in a parking lot along Northern Boulevard.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website at or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

 

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NYPD looking for suspect who shot man in behind, then fled


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Police are looking for a suspect after he walked up to a man in Rosedale and shot him, said the NYPD

On Saturday, March 2, around 3:50 a.m., the suspect approached the victim in front of 234-36 Merrick Boulevard, displayed a firearm, shot him in the buttocks, then fled on foot.

The victim was transported to Mercy Hospital and is listed in stable condition.

Authorities describe the suspect as a Hispanic male, 20 to 30 years old, 5’11″ tall and 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a beige jacket and brown pants.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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Police looking for suspect who tied up, robbed 69-year-old Elmhurst woman


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The NYPD is trying to identify a robber who broke into an Elmhurst woman’s apartment, tied her up, then took off with her property, said police.

On Thursday, February 14, around 6:20 p.m., the 69-year-old victim entered her home and found the suspect inside. The robber grabbed the woman, threw her to the floor and tied her up. He then removed clothing, jewelry and cash from the apartment and fled.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 2os, 5’9″ tall and weighing 150 pounds.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at  or texting tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 

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