Seek Armed Duo Who Sped Away
Armed bandits assaulted a man and stole his SUV at gunpoint during a carjacking in Woodhaven last Saturday night, Mar. 8, according to police.
Reportedly, the robbery occurred at about 10:50 p.m. at the corner of 89th Avenue and 88th Street.
Law enforcement sources said the 51-year-old male victim exited his white Range Rover and was confronted by one of the suspects, described as a Hispanic male standing 5’8″-tall, who displayed a silver handgun and demanded the vehicle’s keys.
Seconds later, authorities noted, a second perpetrator-also described as a Hispanic male-approached the victim from behind and put him in a chokehold. Reportedly, the victim handed over to the suspects the keys and his cell phone.
Police said the crooks then got into the victim’s Range Rover and sped away northbound on 88th Street toward Jamaica Avenue.
Members of the 102nd Precinct responded to the scene.
The man was not seriously injured.
Various police units conducted a land-and-air search of the surrounding area for the vehicle and the suspects involved.
Despite their efforts, authorities noted, neither the Range Rover nor the perpetrators were located.
The case was presented to the 102nd Precinct Detective Squad for further investigation, police said.
Anyone with information regarding the carjacking that could prove helpful is asked to call the 102nd Precinct Detective Squad at 1- 718-805-3212; all calls will be kept confidential.