Traffic dispute leads to robbery in Astoria: NYPD

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Police are looking for a man who stole a 31-year-old’s cellphone in Astoria following a traffic dispute over the weekend.

On Saturday, Aug. 1, around 11:45 a.m., an unidentified man and a 31-year-old man began to argue about a traffic dispute in front of 30-90 Steinway St., according to the NYPD.

As the two argued, the unidentified man became enraged, grabbed the 31-year-old by his arm and neck and shoved him against his car, video released by the NYPD shows.

The man then reached into the victim’s car and stole his iPhone 10, cops said. He then fled the scene in a white Chevrolet Camaro, according to the NYPD.

The 31-year-old refused medical attention, police said.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.


Anyone with information regarding this incident can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.