Knife-wielding crooks take a man’s bank card during robbery on an Astoria street: cops

114 robbery duo
Photos courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for a duo who robbed a man at knifepoint in Astoria this week and took off with the victim’s ATM card.

According to police, at 1:15 a.m. on Feb. 6, a 38-year-old man was walking in the vicinity of 34th Avenue and 41st Street when he was approached by two unknown men. One of the perpetrators pulled out a knife, forcibly removed the victim’s ATM card from his wallet and demanded his pin.

Authorities said that the suspects used the victim’s ATM card to make two unauthorized purchases totaling $106. At this time, it’s unclear where the purchases were made.

Officers from the 114th Precinct responded to the incident. The victim was not injured.

Police released the following video of the suspects:

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 CrimeStoppers 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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