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Call for gun control as Corona murder remains unsolved


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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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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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Burglar swipes electronics from Long Island City church


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An unholy burglar broke into a Long Island City church Monday, stealing some of its electronics.

According to police, the suspect entered the Friendship Baptist Church, located at 38-35 12th Street, by breaking in through the back door.

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 Century 21 wallet snatcher


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Century 21

Authorities are trying to identify a woman wanted for stealing a wallet from a Century 21 shopper last month, said police.

On Sunday, January 20, at approximately 11:30 a.m., while the victim was inside the Rego Park discount department store, the suspect removed a wallet from the victim’s handbag without permission or her knowledge.

Police describe the suspect as a white female, 40 to 50 years old, 5′ 4″ tall, heavy build, with long black hair wearing a black coat and black pants.

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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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Group of women wanted for assault, robbery in Far Rockaway


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Police are looking for six women wanted for allegedly assaulting, then stealing electronics from two female victims in Far Rockaway.

On Wednesday, January 16, around 4:20 p.m., the group of women approached the victims at the rear of 32-11 Beach Channel Drive. The suspects then assaulted them and fled with one victim’s cell phone and the other one’s iPod.  Neither of the victims were seriously injured.

Anyone with information in regards to this homicide is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at  800-577-TIPS, or submit tips at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or text their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 

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Police release photo of second Jamaica subway stabbing suspect


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The NYPD has released a photo of the second suspect involved in a stabbing at a Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer subway station platform on Monday, February 4 that left three teens injured.

Last week the police released a photo and video of another suspect involved in the same incident.

Both are wanted for allegedly stabbing the victims, ages 17, 18 and 19, after a possible dispute over an iPhone.

Anyone with information in regards to this homicide is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at  800-577-TIPS, or submit tips at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or text their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 

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Suspects rob Queens hotels at gunpoint


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Two suspects are wanted in a string of Queens hotel robberies, said police. In each incident the suspects displayed a firearm, demanded money, then fled with the cash in a silver Audi.

The first robbery occurred on December 29, at approximately 1:00 p.m. at a Quality Inn located on 138-68 94th Avenue in Jamaica. In addition to cash, the suspects also took an iPad.

About a month later, they struck two more motels. On Monday, February 4, they robbed a Howard Johnson at 153-95 Rockaway Boulevard in Jamaica around 6:30 p.m. The following day, at about 1:30 a.m., the suspects stole cash from a La Quinta Inn on 111-26 Van Wyck Boulevard in South Ozone Park.

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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Bank robbers wanted in Flushing, Rosedale


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Flushing bank robbery

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying suspects wanted in two separate January bank robberies in Queens.

On Wednesday, January 9, at 9:15 a.m. the first suspect entered a Capital One Bank, located at 145-15 243rd Street in Rosedale, approached the teller and demanded money. The teller complied and the suspect fled with an undetermined amount of money.

The suspect is described as a black male and 5’6″ to 5’9″ tall.

Police are also looking for another man who robbed a Sovereign Bank, located at 150-28 Union Turnpike in Flushing on Friday, January 11, at approximately 3 p.m. During this incident, the suspect approached a bank teller and passed a note demanding money. After receiving the cash, the suspect fled the location.

The suspect is described as a black male, 40 years old, 200 pounds and 5’7 ” tall with brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black cap and brown waist length jacket.

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.

This suspect is wanted for robbing a Capital One Bank in Rosedale on January, 9.

 

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Two wanted in Queens robbery of 12-year-old


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Police are looking for two teens wanted for robbing a 12-year-old boy in South Richmond Hill last week.

On Thursday, January 31, at about 4:00 p.m., the victim was walking near 104-24 111 Street when the suspects approached him from behind, pinned him up against a tree and demanded his phone. The victim complied and handed over his Samsung Galaxy, and the suspects fled. There were no reported injuries.

Both suspects are black males in their late teens. Suspect one was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, grey backpack and dark pants, and suspect two was wearing a yellow sweatshirt with the number 33 on the front, dark pants and a black backpack.

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

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Queens child luring suspect arrested


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The man wanted for trying to lure two girls into his car in Queens last week, has been arrested, said police.

Angel Recalde, 43, of Flushing, has been charged with two counts of luring a child to commit a crime, endangering the welfare of a child and harassement.

On the morning of Friday, January 25, in separate incidents, Recalde allegedly tried to grab the girls, ages 13 and 14, off the street, but both teens managed to flee before he got them into his vehicle.

 

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Suspect arrested for exposing himself to girls on Flushing street


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Police have arrested a man who was wanted for exposing himself to two girls, ages 12 and 13, in Queens Monday.

Dagoberto Amaya, 32, of Flushing, has been charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and three counts of public lewdness.

 

 

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