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Photos courtesy of the NYPD
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Police are looking for a group of men who assaulted a man in an attempt to rob him on the streets of Astoria last month.

On Oct. 22 at 1:20 a.m., law enforcement sources said, a 29-year-old man was approached by a group of unknown individuals outside of 25-48 Steinway St. The suspects — whom police described as black men — then started to punch and kick the victim while trying to take belongings from his backpack.

Police said the crooks fled the scene empty handed; the victim suffered minor injuries.

The NYPD released the following description of what each of the suspects wore during the attack:

  1. a white t-shirt and blue jeans;
  2. a gray hoodie and light blue jeans;
  3. a red jersey and black jeans;
  4. a black hoodie and red track pants;
  5. a red shirt and black jeans;
  6. a gray sweater and black jeans; and
  7. a burgundy hoodie and black jeans.


Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). 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 and messages are kept confidential.


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