Robbers stalk and then pull a knife on an Astoria senior inside his apartment building

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Police are looking for two men who robbed a senior citizen in Astoria at knifepoint on Saturday.

According to police, the two suspects entered an apartment building in the vicinity of 21st Street and 36th Avenue at about 6:42 p.m. on March 25. They followed the 83-year-old victim into an elevator and one suspect displayed a knife and said, “Don’t make a noise” while the second suspect proceeded to rob him.

The duo stole $20 and a cellphone and fled to an unknown location. There were no reported injuries.

The first suspect is described as a black male who was last seen wearing black sneakers, black jeans and a dark hooded shirt.

The second suspect is described as a Hispanic male who was last seen wearing grey hooded jacket, skull cap, black backpack, black sneakers and blue jeans.

Anyone with information in regards to this robbery is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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