By Bill Parry
Police were looking for a chain snatcher who struck in Astoria July 22. A 16-year-old girl was in front of 32-86 Steinway St. just before 4 p.m. when a man approached her and snatched a necklace from her neck before fleeing westbound on 34th Avenue, police said.
The incident was caught on surveillance video. The suspect is described as a black man between the ages of 30 and 40 who was last seen wearing a green bucket hat, a camouflage shirt, camouflage shorts and black and orange sneakers.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.
Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at bparr