Phony motorcycle seller robs buyer at gunpoint in Astoria: NYPD

Video courtesy of NYPD

A man who was supposedly selling a motorcycle robbed his buyer at gunpoint in Astoria, stealing $2,500, according to authorities.

Police released video footage Wednesday night of the suspect, who is accused of robbing the victim after meeting up with him on June 17 at about 8 p.m.

The suspect and the buyer, a 45-year-old man, got together that day to arrange the purchase of the motorcycle, authorities said. The two entered the victim’s car and the suspect directed him to drive to 21-16 35th St.

When they arrived, the suspect pointed a gun at the buyer’s head and demanded his money. He then handed over $2,500 and the suspect fled.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.


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