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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


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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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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Suspects wanted for assault aboard ‘E’ train


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The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance with the whereabouts and identifying individuals wanted in connection to an assault aboard the “E” train at the Union Turnpike station.

On Thursday, January 24 at approximately 4:45 p.m., three Hispanic males assaulted a 19-year-old male by punching and kicking him. EMS responded and brought the victim to an area hospital in serious but stable condition.

The alleged attackers are suspected to be between 15 and 19 years old and 5’5″ to 5’8″ in height.

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.

Three wanted for Corona jewelry store robbery


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Police are looking for three men wanted for robbing a jewelry store in Corona last month.

According to the NYPD, on December 19, around 2 p.m., two of the suspects, masked, entered Elegance Jewelry Store, located at 37-56 Junction Boulevard, while a third suspect held the door open and acted as the lookout.

Inside, the two men displayed a firearm and forced the store employees to the rear of the location. Next, they smashed the display counters,  took  approximately $80,000 in jewelry and fled the store.

All three suspects are 25 to 30 years old. The first suspect, the lookout, has a medium build and was wearing blue jeans, a black waist-length coat, light colored hat and glasses.The second suspect was wearing blue jeans, brown waist-length blazer, beige hat and brown shoes. The third suspect was wearing a black leather jacket, black pants and black hat with a “Mitchell and Ness” logo.

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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Man sought in five Queens larcenies


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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The NYPD is asking for your help in finding the man wanted in connection with five larcenies:

  • On Saturday, July 21, the man entered a location on Kissena Boulevard and removed a purse containing credit cards, money, sunglasses, keys and other miscellaneous items.
  • On Wednesday, August 1, the perp entered a location on Roosevelt Avenue and took a cell phone from the counter.
  • On Tuesday, October 2, the perp swiped a cell phone from a location on 41st Road.
  • On Friday, November 2, another cell phone was taken from a location on Northern Boulevard.
  • On Monday, November 26, the man took money from a woman’s purse on Maple Avenue.

Police say the suspect is a Hispanic man, 30 to 40 years old, 220 to 300 pounds, 5’10”-6’ tall, large build and casually dressed.

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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Police search for suspects in 15 Queens armed robberies


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The NYPD is looking for two men wanted in a string of commercial gunpoint robberies around Queens.

During each incident, the suspects, wearing masks and displaying firearms, entered the location and removed cash and property, said police. No one was injured during any of the robberies.

The first incident occurred on November 29 at a Gulf gas station at 131-07 Farmers Boulevard in Jamaica, and the most recent one was on Sunday, at the Hillside Mobile Gas Station on 165-01 Hillside Avenue, also in Jamaica.

All of the robberies occurred in the late afternoon to early evening and, in addition to Jamaica, took place in Hollis, Flushing, Woodside and Springfield Gardens.

The suspects are described as black or Hispanic males. Suspect one was  wearing dark clothing, glasses, a Yankees baseball hat and a partial mask. Suspect two was wearing a black leather jacket, dark clothing, a black face mask and a black skull cap.

Authorities are also trying to identify an individual wanted for questioning in regards to the use of a credit card reported stolen during one of the robberies.

That incident took place on Tuesday, January 15, at around 6:30 p.m., at the Great Big Supermarket on 222-16 144th Avenue in Springfield Gardens.

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.

 


A video of suspect one.

 

A video of suspect two.

This suspect is wanted for questioning in regards to the use of a credit card reported stolen during one of the robberies at the Great Big Supermarket on 222-16 144th Avenue on January 15.

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Pair con 68-year-old out of $4,500


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Police are looking for two suspects that swindled $4,500 out of a 68-year-old woman in western Queens.

According to the NYPD, on December 12, the suspects, a man and a woman, came up to the victim and told her that they had found a large sum of money. They said that they could split the cash with her, but they would have to pay taxes on it.

They then drove the victim to the bank where she withdrew $4,500 and gave it to the male suspect. They drove to another location and when the victim got out of the vehicle, the suspects fled in in a black sedan with Connecticut plates.

The suspects are described as a black man and woman, both 35 to 40 years old. The male was wearing a brown suit and the female was wearing a dark hat, blue and white scarf, and dark blue jacket.

Anyone with information in regard 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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