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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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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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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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Burglar wanted for rooftop break-ins at Queens stores


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Police are looking for a man who burglarized several Queens businesses by breaking in through the stores’ rooftops.

The first incident took place at 3 a.m. on December 24, at a Rite Aid located at 47-07 Broadway in Astoria. He cut a hole through the roof of the drugstore, but did not enter the business. A couple hours later, he gained entrance to Zac Deli at 48-16 Broadway using the same method, but managed to steal merchandise and cash before fleeing.

On December 31, at about 2:00 a.m., he also stole merchandise from the Stop and Go at 53-11 Broadway in Woodside.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’7″ to 5’11″ tall and was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt with a “G-Unit” logo on the front, white and orange Air Max Nike sneakers and dark colored jeans.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents 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.

 

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Howard Beach bank robbery suspect sought


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The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance identifying the suspect wanted for a bank robbery in Howard Beach.

On Thursday, January 17, the suspect walked into the Capital One Bank, located at 155-14 Cross Bay Boulevard and demanded money. The teller complied and the suspect fled with an undetermined amount of cash. There were no reported injuries.

Anyone with information in regards to this bank 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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Police release video of Queens child luring suspect


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The NYPD has released the video of the suspect and the Escalade he used to try to lure two Queens girls.

On Friday, January 25, around 7:00 a.m., the suspect drove alongside a 13-year-old girl walking on Northern Boulevard near 102nd Street in Corona. He engaged the teen in conversation, but, realizing she did not know the man, the victim walked away from his car. The suspect then exited his vehicle, approached her once again as she walked away and grabbed her by arm.  The victim pulled away from him and fled.

Later that day, around 8:00 p.m., the suspect, operating the same vehicle, drove alongside a 14-year-old girl near Northern Boulevard and Parsons Boulevard in Flushing, and motioned her to approach the car. When she did not come towards the vehicle, the driver continued to follow her, but the victim did not comply and fled.

Authorities describe the suspect as a Hispanic male, 30 to 35 years old, 5’7″ to 5’9″ tall and 170 pounds. He was wearing a black jacket, dark pants and a blue collared shirt, and driving a late model Cadillac Escalade.

The police also released this sketch of the suspect and photo of his vehicle earlier this week:

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.

 

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Man exposes himself to girls on Flushing street


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Authorities are looking for a man who exposed himself to two girls, ages 12 and 13, in Flushing on Monday, January 28.

Around 7:40 a.m., the suspect approached the girls as they walked on Bowne Street, said police. He attempted to engage them in a conversation and then exposed his genitals to them.  The victims fled the location.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5’6″-5’8″ tall, 165 pounds, and was  last seen wearing a black hooded jacket with white stripes on the sleeves, light blue jeans and light colored sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this bank 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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Suspect assaults kid in Queens grocery store


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Cops are looking for a perp alleged to have sexually abused a nine-year-old girl in a Elmhurst grocery store.

The incident took place around 3:15 p.m. on Friday, January 25 before the suspect, a Hispanic male age 25 to 30, fled the scene.

He is described as 5’8” tall, of slim build and wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and a black backpack with an umbrella attached during the incident.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS or submit their tips by logging onto www.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM.

 

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Man wanted for trying to grab teen girls off streets of Queens


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Police are looking for a man wanted for trying to lure two teen girls off the street in two separate incidents last week.

On Friday, January 25, around 7:00 a.m., the suspect drove alongside a 13-year-old girl walking on Northern Boulevard near 102nd Street in Corona. He engaged the teen in conversation, but, realizing she did not know the man, the victim walked away from his car. The suspect then exited his vehicle, approached her once again as she walked away and grabbed her by arm.  The victim pulled away from him and fled.

Later that day, around 8:00 p.m., the suspect, operating the same vehicle, drove alongside a 14-year-old girl near Northern Boulevard and Parsons Boulevard in Flushing, and motioned her to approach the car. When she did not come towards the vehicle, the driver continued to follow her, but the victim did not comply and fled.

Authorities describe the suspect as a Hispanic male, 30 to 35 years old, 5’7″ to 5’9″ tall and 170 pounds. He was wearing a black jacket, dark pants and a blue collared shirt, and driving a late model Cadillac Escalade.

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.

 

The suspect was driving this late model Cadillac Escalade during both incidents.

 

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