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Two men attack CVS employee while trying to steal ice cream: Police

By Bill Parry

ASTORIA — Police from the 114th Precinct were searching for two men who attempted to steal ice cream from a CVS Pharmacy, and then beat up the employee who confronted them, police said.

Two men entered the CVS, at 31-01 Ditmars Blvd., just after 7 p.m., Jan. 3 and attempted to take pints of ice cream by stuffing them into a backpack, police said.

When a female employee confronted the two, they assaulted her and fled the location on foot, empty handed, according to the NYPD.

Police describe the first suspect as a black man, 18- to 20-years-old, 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a light blue hooded sweater, a dark colored coat with a fur-lined hood and dark colored pants.

The second individual is described as a black man, also 18 to 20 years old, 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark colored jacket, dark colored pants and a light colored book bag.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

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