Cops seek crook behind attempted gunpoint robbery in Astoria

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Police are searching for a man who is wanted in connection with an attempted robbery in Astoria last month.

Authorities say that an unidentified man approached a 39-year-old man just before 10 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30, when he flashed a handgun and demanded cash. The victim claimed he had no cash, and the would-be robber fled the scene on foot, police said.

No shots were fired and nothing was stolen from the victim, who was not injured as a result of the incident, according to authorities.

Anyone with information in regard 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 WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.