Group of sneaky thieves still at large for a series of muggings on Flushing streets

The two persons of interest sought for a series of robberies in Flushing, as well as a car possibly involved in the robbery pattern.
Photos courtesy of NYPD

Police need the public’s help in finding the suspects responsible for three violent robberies that took place on the streets of Flushing last month.

The NYPD released on Thursday images of two persons of interest sought for questioning, as well as a picture of a vehicle that the persons of interest were “associated with,” as police described.

In each of the muggings, law enforcement sources said, two to four individuals approached the victims from behind, threw them to the ground and physically assaulted them. They then removed the victim’s property before fleeing the scene.

The first of the three incidents took place between 12:40 and 12:50 a.m. on Feb. 20, when four suspects attacked a 32-year-old man in front of his home on 31st Road. After dropping him to the ground, police said, they removed $60 in cash and a credit card, then fled the location.

Later that morning, authorities said, the foursome struck again at 1 a.m., attacking a 21-year-old man in the area of Willets Point and Parsons boulevards, removing his iPhone in the process.

Two nights later, according to police, two individuals mugged a 49-year-old woman on 138th Street at 9:40 p.m. on Feb. 22 and removed her Michael Kors handbag, which contained a Louis Vuitton wallet, a credit card and a debit card.

All of the incidents were reported to the 109th Precinct; neither of the victims was seriously injured.

Police described the muggers as males in their late teens to early 20s.

Anyone with information regarding the robberies or the location of the persons of interest are 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.