Detectives seeking man connected to robbery and assault of teens on a Flushing street

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Police are looking for a man who stole a pair of headphones from one victim and assaulted another in Flushing earlier this month.

According to police, at 2:19 p.m. on March 5, an unknown individual, who was accompanied by 25-year-old Camilo Mosquera of Freeport, NY, and a 14-year-old girl from Corona, approached two men — ages 18 and 17, respectively — in the vicinity of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue. The unknown perpetrator then took the 18-year-old male’s Beats headphones.

After taking the headphones, authorities said, the thief proceeded to punch the 17-year-old male in the face. One of his two cohorts also attempted to stab the 17-year-old.

All three suspects then fled the scene. Mosquera and the 14-year-old suspect, whose name is being withheld due to her age, were taken into custody by police at 2:30 p.m. that same day and charged with robbery, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Police described the wanted suspect as an 18-year-old Hispanic male with light skin.

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Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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