Suspects sought in Long Island City street thefts

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Video courtesy of NYPD

Two men are wanted in connection to several street robberies in Long Island City last month.

During each incident, the victim, while walking near 40th Avenue, is approached by at least one of the suspects, punched in the face, then robbed, said police.

The first incident, which occurred on Friday, May 3, around 6:30 p.m., near 11th Street, involved two suspects.

The second and third robberies, which took place on Friday, May 10, at approximately 4:45 p.m., in the vicinity of 13th  Street, and on Friday, May 31, at about 06:45 a.m. around 9th Street, involved only one suspect.

Both suspects are described as black males in their 20s. The suspect from the third incident was caught on video.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.




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