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Teen wanted for two separate robberies in Astoria

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Image/video courtesy of NYPD

Police are looking for a teen they say robbed two 14-year-old boys in separate occasions in Astoria last month.

The first incident happened on Aug. 25 at about 6 p.m. when the suspect – described as a black teen between 14 to 16 years of age – approached the victim near 8th Street and Astoria Boulevard and demanded his iPod while threatening to physically harm him, according to authorities. The suspect then took the iPod and fled the scene.

Two days later on Aug. 27 at about 4:40 p.m., the same suspect went up to another 14-year-old boy in front of 34-25 Vernon Blvd. and demanded his cellphone while saying that he had a weapon; however a weapon was never displayed, police said. The suspect took the victim’s iPhone and fled the scene.

The suspect was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and the NYPD has released video surveillance footage of the teen.

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 their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.


Man burglarizes Astoria apartment for Apple products

| lguerre@queenscourier.com

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This guy is a bad apple.

Cops are looking for a man who entered an Astoria apartment Tuesday and stole an Apple iPhone, iPad mini, an iPod touch, and a Macbook.

After swiping the Apple tech, he then stole jewelry and an undetermined amount of money, police said, and even took a green bag that was in the apartment to carry the load of items.

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.



Apple store coming to Queens?

| brennison@queenscourier.com

A local developer has planted the seeds to land a store that is the “apple” of shoppers’ eyes.

The Heskel Group, located in Forest Hills, has been trying for many years to lure an Apple store into the Queens area.

“I’ve been working on it for a long time,” said Heskel Elias, founder of the Heskel Group. “Nothing is written in stone; nothing concrete.”

Though an Apple spokesperson said the company has not made any announcements regarding any new stores, politicians and residents alike are excited for the possibility.

“I think it would have a great effect on the borough and Forest Hills,” said Councilmember Karen Koslowitz.  “It would have a great economic impact.”

The councilmember said she is an Apple store shopper and is tired of having to travel to Long Island or Manhattan to shop.

“We need an Apple store in Queens,” said Rob Howard, a student at Queens College.  “Whenever you want to get your phone, computer or iPod serviced, you have to travel all the way into the city.”

The Big Apple already has six of the technology giant’s stores, but only one — in Staten Island — outside Manhattan.

Austin Street provides a perfect location, the councilmember said, thanks to its easy accessibility.

“It’s wonderful that stores, like Apple, recognize there is great need for them to come into our neighborhoods,” she said.  “Queens is a great place. I’m very excited about it.”

WATCH Street Talk: How will you remember Steve Jobs?

| mchan@queenscourier.com

Steve Jobs, the co-founder and chairman of Apple, died Wednesday at the age of 56. The Queens Courier hit the streets to see how locals will remember him.

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