Police looking for man who snatched a trumpet from passerby in Sunnyside

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A man playing his trumpet on a Sunnyside street was blindsided by a man who crept up behind him and stole his instrument, police said.

The incident occurred on July 14 at about 2:35 p.m. at the intersection of Queens Boulevard and 46th Street. The 33-year-old victim was playing his trumpet when the perpetrator approached him from behind and took the instrument out of his hands.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, standing at approximately 6 feet, 5 inches and weighing about 190 pounds.

Anyone with information in regards to this missing is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish call 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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