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Sunnyside woman robbed at knifepoint: cops


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Video courtesy of NYPD

A man wearing a long black trench coat and wielding a knife robbed a woman inside her Sunnyside building last month, police said.

The suspect followed the 40-year-old victim into her 42nd Street building just before midnight on Oct. 25, authorities said.

Once inside, the suspect pulled out a knife and demanded the victim’s cellphone, police said. The victim handed over her phone and the suspect fled.

Police describe the suspect as a black man who is about 30 years old and has dreadlocks with yellow beads.

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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Cops search for suspect who shot at two officers in Jackson Heights


| brennison@queenscourier.com

1216-11 115 Sqd 12-02-11 Attempted Murder of P.O

Police have released a photo of the man who allegedly shot at a pair of police officers in Jackson Heights while disguised in a fake beard, trench coat, hat and dark glasses.

Officers were alerted of a suspicious male on the corner of 76th Street and Roosevelt Avenue on Friday, December 2.  When the officers approached the suspect and asked for identification, he pulled a gun and fired two shots, police said.

The officers, who were unharmed, pursued the suspect but failed to apprehend him.

The fake beard, hat and glasses were recovered during the pursuit.

The suspect is described as in his 30s, approximately 5-feet-9-inches tall with a thin build.

Anyone with information in regards to this individual is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477). 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.