Police are looking for two men who violently robbed five individuals in Corona in December and January.
On Dec. 31 at approximately 3 a.m., the men approached a 48-year-old at 34th Avenue and 106th Street and punched him in the head. They then removed his cellphone, $110 in cash and his wallet and fled on foot. The victim was not hospitalized.
Two days later, on Jan. 2, one of the suspects approached a 41-year-old at the vicinity of 34th Avenue and 105th Street around 2:45 a.m. and punched him in the head and nose before stealing his cellphone.
One suspect approached a 30-year-old male from behind on Jan. 8 at the corner of 34th Avenue and 103rd Street, grabbed him by his neck and stole his wallet. The incident occurred at approximately 3 a.m.
During the fourth incident, which occurred on Jan. 20 at about 2:25 a.m., one suspect approached a 22-year-old at 37th Avenue and 112th Street and hit him in the head with an unknown object. He stole the victim’s wallet, cellphone and $50 before fleeing on foot.
On Jan. 22, both men followed a 32-year-old male into his residence at 34th Avenue and 105th Street. At about 6:10 a.m., the victim was approached from behind, put in a choke hold, thrown to the ground and punched and kicked by the suspects who removed his cellphone and fled on foot.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 888-57-PISTA (74782). 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.