Deli beef leads to robbery in Astoria: NYPD

The two suspects wanted for a recent robbery at an Astoria deli.
Photos and video courtesy of NYPD

Detectives released security video from an Astoria grocery store showing two suspects wanted for allegedly robbing a 25-year-old following an argument in the shop last month.

The incident occurred at 10:15 p.m. on Nov. 22 in the shop located at 38-02 Broadway.

According to police, one of the male suspects confronted the victim and engaged him in an argument, asking why the victim was allegedly talking to the suspect’s girlfriend.

The second perpetrator then helped the suspect assault the victim and remove his wallet, which contained an undetermined amount of money. The duo then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Officers from the 114th Precinct responded to the incident. No serious injuries were reported.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects’ whereabouts or the robbery 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.