Cops searching for man who robbed a senior woman and took off with over $4K in valuables in Flushing

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Cops are looking for a man who robbed a senior woman who was trying to sell her furniture at knifepoint last week in Flushing.

At 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 11, an unknown individual responded to an ad that the victim, an 85-year old female, placed in the newspaper for furniture for sale located within the vicinity of Maple Avenue and Kissena Boulevard. Once inside the apartment, the suspect put $500 worth of alcohol and $20 worth of tea in a bag.

The suspect demanded the victim’s ring, but the when victim refused, he brandished a knife and demanded the ring again. The victim complied and the thief then fled the location with the ring, which was valued at $4,000, along with the bag of other stolen items, to parts unknown. There were no reported injuries during the incident.

The suspect is described as a 45-year-old Asian man who is balding and has a light complexion, standing 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and weighing 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a striped shirt, blue jeans and black sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 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 are strictly confidential.

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