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Two men rob victim after selling him gift cards on the streets of Flushing: cops – QNS.com

Two men rob victim after selling him gift cards on the streets of Flushing: cops

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Cops are looking for a duo who robbed a man after they sold him gift cards on a Flushing street.

According to police, at 7:24 p.m. on Dec. 3, a 31-year-old man met with an unidentified man outside of 33-46 Farrington St. to buy a number of Macy’s department store gift cards for $3,500. During the exchange, the suspect handed over a box that had 27 gift cards and the victim paid him $3,500 in cash.

Shortly after, authorities said, a second unknown man approached the victim and lifted his shirt, revealing the butt of a handgun tucked into his waistband.

When the second perpetrator asked about what the victim had in his pockets, law enforcement sources noted, the victim said that he only had his cellphone and the gift cards. The thieves took the victim’s property and then fled the scene on Farrington Street.

On Dec. 4, the NYPD released video footage of the two suspects. Cops described one of the perpetrators as an Asian man standing 5 feet, 8 inches tall and was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweater and dark-colored pants. His partner is described as an Asian man with eye glasses, standing 5 feet, 8 inches tall and was last seen wearing a dark-colored hooded sweater and a dark-colored jacket.

Anyone with information in regard to the Nov. 23 burglary 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, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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