Three wanted for gunpoint robbery in western Queens

By Queens Courier Staff | |

Photo courtesy of NYPD
Photo courtesy of NYPD

Authorities are looking for three men wanted for a gunpoint robbery in Astoria on Saturday, March 2.

The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating three suspects wanted in connection to a gunpoint robbery that took place in Astoria over the weekend.

On Saturday, March 2, around 1:15 p.m., the suspects entered a commercial building at 35-09 24th Street, carrying cardboard boxes.  Upon gaining entry, the suspects demanded money and one displayed a firearm.  The victim, a 78-year-old man, complied, and the suspects fled with an unknown amount of cash.

Minor injuries were reported at this incident.

Suspect one is described as a Hispanic man in his twenties and suspects two and three are described as black males in their twenties. All three were wearing a hoodie and jacket.

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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.